Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire zeal and devotion to Jesus Christ and help Orthodox believers connect together and grow in their knowledge and practice of the Orthodox way, truth and life. 

Since 2005, we've offered an alternative to the often toxic, dangerous and addictive environment of other social networking sites, OrthodoXCircle is a place for less drama and more truth, beauty and goodness. A place you can be inspired in your spiritual life while making Orthodox friends from around the world.

  • Free to join.
  • There will never be any tracking or selling of your data
  • No censorship or banning of traditional Orthodox and conservative voices

Who’s behind OC?

OrthodoXCircle was founded in 2005 by Fr. Ninos Oshaana. Fr. Ninos leads the design, content and ongoing development of the site. He is a graduate of the MFA program at San Jose State University and holds a Master's of Divinity degree in Orthodox Theology from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Fr. Ninos currently serves as the parish priest of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Vallejo, CA under the omiphorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  Feel free to email Fr. Ninos  with any questions, comments or concerns. 


How is OC funded?

OC is a member-supported ministry. If you'd like to support our efforts, we would be grateful for any donation you'd like to offer but please not at the expense of your parish. 

What's the meaning behind the logo?
The "XC" in the center of the logo is the Greek abbreviation for Jesus Christ: the One who is also the center of our Faith and this ministry. 

Thanks for joining the Circle. Glory be to the Holy Trinity!

In Christ,

Fr. Ninos Oshaana