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On Religious Freedom and Finding Common Ground

OCN Now - 12 hours 10 min ago

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris talks with Kristin Looney about the Newseum in Washington DC and her perspective on news reporting as Director of the Religious Freedom Center, one of the departments within the Newseum. Photo Credit: Religious Freedom Center ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is...

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Eye witnesses

OCN Now - 12 hours 50 min ago

Have you ever watched the news on TV? The newscasters tell about something that happened. Then, they might talk to an eye witness, somebody who saw it happen. If it’s a car crash or a new building opening or a big festival in the city, the newscasters talk to somebody...

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Prayer is a Way of Life

OCN Now - 13 hours 7 min ago

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Euthanasia: the Church accepts it only from God!

OCN Now - 13 hours 31 min ago

Angelos Alekopoulos   People are free and autonomous and can decide on matters pertinent to their lives and even as regards their death. According to the Church, people are an image of God, autonomous, certainly, but only in terms of their relationship with others. Our freedom has to do with...

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Matthew 11:20-26

Daily Readings and Saints - 21 hours 51 min ago
Gospel Reading
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Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 1

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/19 - 10:45pm

*This article is part 1 in a series of 3.  Before we start discussing anything, we have to recognize that there is a difference, an enormous difference, between the state of Creation before the Fall and after the Fall. We also have to acknowledge that we only know, through our...

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Who is God to You?

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/19 - 8:49am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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The importance of children in Orthodox Tradition

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/19 - 8:20am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   In the Old Testament, children are considered to be a blessing from God and are called ‘the crown of the aged’ . Sons are called ‘young olive plants around the table’ of their fathers. In the New Testament, Christ blesses the children and appears to highlight...

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LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/18 - 11:00am

#DMOPC18  at Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari June 18th – 21st 2018 Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCNContributors, Dr. Norris Chumley, Jonathan Jackson, & Chris Vlahonasios of Transfigure Media presenting at pemptousia.com 2nd International Conference for Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care in Crete. #DMOPC18  Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCN  Development Director...

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Sometimes We Don’t Get What We Pray For

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/18 - 8:31am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Can sins be forgiven through vows?

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/18 - 8:20am

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of  Pemptousia   The age we live in is full of contradictions. On the one hand, people are stubbornly indifferent towards their Relationship with God, but on the other, references to superstitions, zodiac charts and para-religious phenomena abound. You’ve got people who consider those who...

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How the monks on the Holy Mountain make kollyva

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 8:25am

I.M. Hatzifotis   Separate memorial services are not held for monks on the Holy Mountain. Together with the kollyva for the Saint, a small saucer of kollyva is prepared for the departed. Abbots over the last 100 years are commemorated, as are priest and monks over the last thirty. Kollyva...

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Three Valuable Lessons

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 2:25am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Third Sunday of Matthew Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is...

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Mark 16:9-20

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 12:00am
Matins Gospel Reading
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‘For I have come to set a man against his father’. Does Christianity damage the institution of the family?

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/16 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   It has been claimed by some that Christianity is not merely no help to the family, but that it actually contributes to its breakdown. In other words, it has damaged the prestige of paternal authority within the context of the small family. This reasoning has been...

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When Life Gets You Down, Read This Passage

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/16 - 2:15am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice...

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An Open Letter to First-Generation Dads on Fathers’ Day

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/15 - 7:31pm

There are fathers and then there are dads, am I right? I have had the great fortune of having both wonderful fathers and dads in my life—fathers who lovingly brought children into the world and dads who diligently saw it through and continue to do so. For us, Fathers’ Day...

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