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”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/08/20 - 8:20am

In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was an orphan, was picked up with other children and begged the Lord day and night prevent him from being tortured. One day,...

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Psychological Behavior – Spiritual Life and a Life in Christ

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/08/19 - 8:20am

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru at the third part of his interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the effect of our psychological behavior in our spiritual life. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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Matthew 28:16-20

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2018/08/19 - 12:00am
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Guided by the Mother of God

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/18 - 11:36pm

The Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God holds a place in my life and in my heart that will take me a lifetime to unpack. It has touched me personally on three significant occasions in my ministry. As an Episcopalian, a newly ordained deacon, actually, I had...

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The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/18 - 8:15am

Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged and renamed the old monastery of Clementos granted to him by the emperor Basil II. Of this earlier monastery’s only part of the katholikon seems to have...

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The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/08/17 - 8:10am

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/08/16 - 8:20am

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who was the support of the Apostles and the newly-founded Church of Christ. It was she who taught the new Christians, guided them and comforted...

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Passing on the Good News

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/08/15 - 2:56pm

Have you ever watched a relay race? Maybe you have seen runners in the Olympics. In a relay race, one runner runs, and then he passes a baton to another runner. Then that runner keeps running. After that, he passes it to somebody else. In today’s epistle reading, we hear...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/08/15 - 8:10am

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s as though we have Easter again. The summer Easter. Our Lady the Mother of God prepares Easter for us. A glorious crossing ‘from...

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Dormition of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/08/15 - 7:57am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the...

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The Theotokos as an Example of Holiness

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 10:43pm

St. Mary, the mother of God the, the pure virgin, all holy virgin, and the pride of our race are all names we give the Theotokos to describe her purity and love for God. When we hear these titles, we expect them to come from someone who grew up in...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 8:12am

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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Christ Had to Become Like Us—He Did So Through the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/14 - 7:37am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but...

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The Service of Paraklesis: Mary and Elizabeth

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 9:17am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feastday Epistle and Gospels In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth....

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What are the Illnesses and Functions of the Brain?

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/08/13 - 8:32am

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, Senior Neurologist, at this part of his interview to Pemptousia explains us what are the illnesses and functions of the brain. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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They’re not worth crying over

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/08/12 - 8:20am

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   When we speak to people today, about mourning, it seems strange to them, because they think it shameful to cry. Of course, when we’re dealing with passing, vain matters, it is indeed not worth crying. But that mourning’s just on the level of social convention....

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