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Isaiah 65:8-16

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Genesis 46:1-7

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Proverbs 23:15-24:5

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Watch a Summary of Holy Week

OCN Now - 48 min 33 sec ago

Watch Now with Fr. Demetrios Kazakis as he discusses a summary of Holy Week in the Orthodox Church.  Celebrate Holy Week with family, friends, and faith. Holy Week is a time to walk with Christ during His Passion. Be strengthened and blessed! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! More on...

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‘This pandemic is not a chance occurrence allowed by God, but a sign of the times; it is a fruit of Divine indignation’

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/04/08 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   This pandemic is not a chance occurrence allowed by God, but a sign of the times; it is a fruit of Divine indignation, as man is doing not what is natural, what is reasonable, but what is absurd and abnormal. Imagine how...

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Creating a Place of Worship in Your Home

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/04/08 - 8:20am

“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him.  God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4: 23-24   Good morning Prayer Team! It’s...

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The Repose of Father Job (Miracles of Saint Joseph the Hesychast)

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/04/07 - 8:25am

Elder Ephraim of Arizona †   In 1978 when I was at Philotheou Monastery, Father Job passed away. He was a good disciple of mine. Soon afterwards we had an all-night vigil for St. John the Forerunner. I have a soft spot for him, because I was born on his...

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Choosing the Services

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/04/07 - 8:19am

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:6   Good morning Prayer Team!  As we prepare for Holy Week, we will each make decisions on which services to “virtually” attend this year.  Here are some suggestions: There are six discernably...

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Let’s Talk Live with Hank Hanegraaff: Coronavirus, is it a sign of the End Times?

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/04/07 - 7:49am

myOCN Online Community discussion: Coronavirus, is it a sign of the End Times We are pleased to announce our next myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, April 9th, at 4:00 pm EST with special guest Hank Hanegraaff, a renowned Christian author and OCN Contributor known by many as the...

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Saint Mary the Egyptian (5th Sunday in Lent)

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/04/06 - 8:30am

Saint Justin Popovich   The 5th Sunday in Great Lent, the Sunday which is the week of great vigils, and ascetic struggles, the week of lamentations and sighs, is also the Sunday of the greatest among the women saints, our holy mother Mary the Egyptian. She spent forty-seven years in...

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John 20:19-31

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 12:00pm
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St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

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Mark 10:32-45

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True Leaders Are Servants

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 11:08am

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, He began to tell them what was to happen to Him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to...

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We have you as an example of repentance, Mary the Egyptian

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 8:35am

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   On the fifth Sunday in Lent, the Church brings to our attention an exceptional female ascetic: Saint Mary the Egyptian. She’s someone for us to imitate and has a great deal to teach us. Her Life was preserved for us by Saint Zosimas and written...

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Setting the Stage

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/04/04 - 11:06am

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves...

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‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/04/04 - 8:23am

With the vocal resonance which is his hallmark, Archon Maestro of the Great Church of Christ, Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘My soul, my soul’ the famous kontakion of Great Lent and the Great Canon. It is one of the most moving troparia of the time of Great Lent, a period of...

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Who is God?

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/04/03 - 10:03am

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13   Good morning Prayer Team!   Today we conclude our short unit on Philippians 4:4-13, with a short devotional based on the words of Philippians 4:13:   I Who am I?  I am created in the image and...

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