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You Did So Much for Missions in 2018! There are Ways to Do Even More in 2019!

OCMC News - Sat, 2019/12/21 - 12:00pm
We pray that you and your family had a blessed Nativity! As 2018 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the amazing witness to the Orthodox Faith that you made possible! You...

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Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 11:00pm
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Luke 7:17-30

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 12:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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Matthew 11:2-15

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Gospel Reading
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Acts—The First Chapter of Church History

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 10:50am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking...

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Meeting with the Samaritan Woman (1)

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 8:37am

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Any encounter with Christ astonishes people. If you’re not astonished, you should ask yourself whether you actually encountered Christ, if you really felt His presence. This astonishment isn’t inexplicable, nor absurd, but rather it’s understandable and rational. It’s something...

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Orthodox digital media representatives meet in Cyprus to strengthen international cooperation

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/24 - 8:22am

Different representatives of Orthodox media outlets gathered in Cyprus from May 15 to May 19, 2019, to find ways of strengthening the international cooperation between Orthodox digital media specialists. The meeting was occasioned by the opening of the ‘Colours of Orthodoxy. Cyprus – Poland’ Exhibition organized by the OrthPhoto.net photography...

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The Difference Between a Program and a Ministry

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/24 - 5:51am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you...

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The Choir and the Congregation Need to Sing Together

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/23 - 10:58am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And it was the duty of the trumpeters and sings to make themselves head in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord,...

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This Holy Family Can be a Model for All

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/23 - 10:33am

Did you know that our Lord God knows you more than anybody else does? He knows you even more than your mother or father or your siblings or friends know you! And do you know something else? He knows you because He loves you, and He wants you to be...

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Non-exercised virtue disappears quickly

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/23 - 8:35am

Saint Gregory the Theologian   Virtue which is not exercised disappears quickly under the pressure of various circumstances. We have to be swift to move from evil to good, but inflexible as regards turning from good to evil. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network...

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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity”

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/22 - 8:38am

Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions   The subject of the iconic approach of the Holy Trinity has especially preoccupied me here. And specifically the question whether, religiously wise, the depiction of the Holy Spirit in the classic icon of the Holy Trinity (in the past 350 years),...

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We Need Christ-Centered Youth Programs

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/22 - 5:30am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:  A time to be born, and a time to...

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Saint Constantine the Great

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/21 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Meletios Stathis   The very name of Constantine is enough to move the heart of any Greek Christian, not only today, but for very many years now, because it is associated with the legends of the nation, with “again, all in good time, it will be ours again”[1]. It...

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<p>Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/21 - 5:30am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Paralytic (Acts 9:32-42)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/20 - 8:35am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles tell us of the great healing of Aeneas, the paralytic man from Lydda, and the resurrection of Tabitha, who was in nearby Joppa. The Apostle Peter used to go around the cities and villages from Jerusalem and...

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It’s Not Just About a Full Calendar

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/20 - 5:30am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies not doing any work. II Thessalonians 3: 11 This unit of...

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Sunday of the Paralytic

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/19 - 8:35am

Excerpt from a Homily by Saint John Chrysostom If someone’s really knowledgeable about gold mines, they wouldn’t be able to bear not examining the smallest vein for the wealth it contained. So, in the Scriptures, it’s impossible without loss to pass over the merest jot. We must investigate everything since...

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