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Ancient Faith Radio - Thu, 2017/05/25 - 9:18am
On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, we interview Georgia Briggs, the author of the new AFP young adult book Icon: A Novel.
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The Rendition of Easter

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/05/25 - 8:45am
Archimandrite Daniil G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast in Orthodoxy has its ‘rendition’. […]

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The Church Should Be a Safe Environment

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/05/25 - 7:37am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of […]

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The Coming of the Holy Spirit

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 7:32pm
Watch Now as Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald speaks of the descent of Holy Spirit at the Feast of Pentecost, following the Feast of Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What does this event mean for Christians growing in communion with God? Dr. Kyriaki is the Co-founder of St. Catherine’s Vision, a theologian, educator […]

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St. Vladimir's Seminary President to be Keynote Speaker at Sacred Music Institute in July

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 2:17pm

Photo: svots.eduThe Department of Sacred Music is happy to announce that The Very Rev. Dr. Chad Hatfield, President of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at this summer's Sacred Music Institute (SMI) and Youth Music Ministry (YMM), July 12–16, 2017 at the Antiochian Village. Father Chad will be addressing the theme for the week: "Music as Ministry: Looking Outward Through Orthodox Hymnography."

For more information, please contact Paul Jabara or visit the Department of Sacred Music homepage.

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The Church is One

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 12:25pm
Have you ever tried to make a big decision all by yourself? Even little choices can be hard to make when you make them alone! Lots of times, it helps to make a decision with other people. You might know one thing, but your friends or family probably know other things. When you talk about […]

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Authenticity Starts with Vulnerability

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 11:36am
  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 Love is patient and kind; love is not […]

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Recollections of Great Week on the Holy Mountain

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 10:00am
K. Leontiev   The Great Week of the Passion arrives. And in honour of Christ, to the glory of God, human efforts become even more intense. The divine services become longer and with shorter intervals between them, food even more frugal, time for sleep and rest even briefer. The moral dictates of the conscience with […]

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‘The angel cried aloud’, tone 1

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/05/24 - 8:30am
Elder Ignatios Riganas sings ‘The angel cried aloud’ in tone 1. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox […]

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Watch a Preview: Western Orthodoxy, The Lost Daughter

Antiochian Archdiocese - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 7:37pm

The following video is the first two minutes of a new film being made about the Western Rite, also known as Western Orthodoxy. It features three of our own Antiochian priests who lead Western Rite parishes: Fr. Patrick Cardine, Fr. Alban Waggener, and Fr. James Hamrick. The full film will be made available this summer, 2017. (View the directory of Western Rite parishes in the Antiochian Archdiocese.)

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GREEK ORTHODOX REGIONAL HIERARCH VISITS MILWAUKEE

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 12:14pm
GREEK ORTHODOX REGIONAL HIERARCH VISITS MILWAUKEE BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS WARMLY GREETED BY CONGREGATION AS HE OFFICIATED AT THE VESPER SERVICE AND DIVINE LITURGY. PARISH WILL HOST METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO 2017 CLERGY LAITY ASSEMBLY MILWAUKEE, WI: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, was warmly welcomed to Milwaukee by parishioners […]

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OCMC News – Events in AZ and DC Held in Support of Orthodox Missions

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 12:00pm
Did you know that each year only about 6,000 of the nearly two million Orthodox Christians in the United States support or participate in Orthodox missions? That’s only 3 percent! Imagine how many lives could be touched if that number doubled or even tripled. Volunteers from around the country hold events aimed at broadening an […]

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St. Nicholas National Shrine, Sacred Space at the World Trade Center

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 11:44am
Security at the World Trade Center is an extremely expensive endeavor.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only church destroyed at the WTC on 9/11, is currently being rebuilt and meeting the mandatory security and safety measures for all buildings at the WTC has greatly increased construction costs.  The new building, featuring double-wall construction, and […]

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My Struggle is Too Ugly, So I Suffer in Silence

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 10:40am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 I said “I will guard my ways, that I […]

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Saint Helen and the Beneficence of Women

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/05/23 - 8:45am
Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) Women played a decisive role both in spreading the Christian message of the Resurrection as well as in the practical application of the supreme Gospel commandment of love. From the lambent day of the Resurrection of Christ, when the Myrrh-Bearing Women went to the tomb ‘very early’ and heard from […]

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