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Saint Anthimos, the Fool for Christ (+1867)

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Saint Anthimos was from Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was a married, parish-priest. In 1841, after his wife reposed, he went to Mount Athos and was tonsured as a monk at Simonopetra Monastery. He began to act like a fool for Christ in order to hide his spirituality and closeness to...

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Luke 24:36-53

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2018/12/08 - 11:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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St. Paul's Letter to the Galatians 4:22-27

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2018/12/08 - 11:00pm
Epistle Reading
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Luke 13:10-17

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2018/12/08 - 11:00pm
Gospel Reading
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Let’s not be overwhelmed

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/08 - 8:30am

Saint Ambrose of Milan   ‘Don’t let us fall into temptation that we can’t withstand’. As if we were athletes wishing to compete and asking for the strength to resist our opponent, which in this case is sin. The Lord, Who took our sins upon His shoulders and forgave our...

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The Angels

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 8:37am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among...

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True Knowledge of God and of the Self

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/12/07 - 8:30am

Saint Justin Popovich   An excerpt from Put Bogopoznanja (The Path to Knowledge of God) Only the nous that has been cleansed of the passions and the darkness of sin and has been sanctified by the Grace of the Holy Spirit is in a position to sense and conceive of...

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Saint Nicholas, the Saint of the Seas

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/12/06 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou   Saint Nicholas was born at the south-east corner of Asia Minor, in the town of Patara, in the 3rd century (at the time of the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian) of devout and rich parents, who had been childless for many years. From an early age it...

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St. Nicholas

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/12/06 - 8:29am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Real Santa Claus And Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea...

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Breaking out of jail

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/12/05 - 10:18am

Have you ever played police, or capture the flag, or freeze tag? Do you remember the feeling when you get out of jail, or when you get unfrozen? You’re free! In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul reminds us that we are free now too. We know that our Lord, Jesus...

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Faith as a Prerequisite for Salvation, in the Prophet Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/12/05 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Spyridon Lontos   The prophet Habakkuk [1], one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, lived in Palestine in the 7th century B.C., at a time before the southern kingdom was conquered by the Babylonians (587) and lost its religious centre, the Temple of Solomon. In his...

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The Shepherds

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/12/05 - 7:24am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Shepherds And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  Luke 2:8 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they...

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Syrian Saints: Barbara of Heliopolis & John of Damascus

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/12/04 - 8:30am

James W. Lillie   The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, Dioskoros, was a rich pagan, a prominent citizen in Ilioupolis in Syria. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to the upbringing of his only daughter....

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We Have to Be Prepared at All Times

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/12/04 - 7:51am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. St. Barbara/St. John of Damascus “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were...

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The Innkeeper

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/12/03 - 2:01pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.  And she gave birth to her first born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths,...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading – 14th Sunday of Luke (Ephesians 6:10-17)

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/12/03 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In this Apostolic reading from St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, we see an inspiring description of the suit of armor a Christian needs for warfare. Of course, the kind of example that St. Paul is presenting is a spiritual one, aimed at effectiveness in...

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Do You Want to Be Healed?

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/02 - 1:54pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 14th Sunday of Luke As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him,...

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Great faith

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/02 - 8:30am

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   The Lord visited every city and region of Judea, where He cured all manner of diseases and bodily ailments. He preached repentance, bringing back those in error to the knowledge of the truth and confirming His teachings with strange miracles. He did so because people...

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