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John 21:14-25

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John 19:25-27; 21:24-25

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/09/25 - 1:23pm
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.  Matthew 5:9   Good morning Prayer Team! There is a difference between a peacemaker and a peace-taker.  A peace maker is someone who […]

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Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian + September 26

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2017/09/25 - 9:37am

Troparion to St. John the Evangelist, Tone 2

O Apostle John, speaker of divinity, the beloved of Christ God, hasten and deliver thy people powerless in argument; for He on Whose bosom thou didst lean accepteth thee as an intercessor. Beseech Him, therefore, to disperse the cloud of the stubborn nations, asking for us safety and the Great Mercy.

Kontakion to St. John the Evangelist, Tone 2

Who can tell of thy mighty works, O virgin Saint John? For thou pourest forth miracles, and art a source of healings, and thou dost intercede for our souls, as the Theologian and the friend of Christ.

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Our Relationship with God: 8. Pride and despair

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/09/25 - 9:30am
Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   We also said that those who are born of the spirit have a heart in which dwells Christ ‘through faith’. According to biblical anthropology and orthodox tradition, the heart of man is the centre of his personhood. It is there that choices occur and decisions are made. There, God […]

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Many Years to His Grace Bishop John!

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2017/09/25 - 9:29am

September 26th is the celebration of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian and the namesday of His Grace Bishop John. May God grant him many years!

Apolytikion of St. John, Tone 2

O Apostle John, speaker of divinity, the beloved of Christ God, hasten and deliver thy people powerless in argument; for He on Whose bosom thou didst lean accepteth thee as an intercessor. Beseech Him, therefore, to disperse the cloud of the stubborn nations, asking for us safety and the Great Mercy.

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Close to Christ and Far from Him

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/09/25 - 8:10am
Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   A. Far from Christ. From today’s Gospel reading [Luke 5, 1-11]: ‘We’ve worked all night long and haven’t caught anything’, says Peter to Christ when the latter tells him to let the nets out again*. So, away from Christ, it was ‘night’ for them. They worked the whole night long and […]

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Being Who We Were Created to Be

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/09/24 - 10:26pm
“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”—George MacDonald How much avocado toast did you eat this […]

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Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/09/24 - 8:20am
Watch Now  Still missing Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo speaks on Orthodox Christianity in his City. 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 […]

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Called to Be Disciples

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/09/24 - 7:35am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. While the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and […]

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It’s the refuge

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/09/23 - 8:20am
Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   Our treasure, our hope, what is it? The Church, which isn’t there just to give us material things, though it does that as well. It’s true that, in the difficult trial which the Greek people is undergoing, the Church has proved to be our mother and people have no hesitation in […]

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Persecution is Part of Being a Christian

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/09/23 - 5:36am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.  Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I […]

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Calling All Parishes: Archdiocese Rewards Program Benefits Retired Clergy and Your Community!

Antiochian Archdiocese - Fri, 2017/09/22 - 11:54am

The Antiochian Archdiocese Rewards Program team is encouraging all parishes to commit to this Archdiocese-wide initiative that supports the Clergy Retirement Fund as well as each local parish. Endorsed by Metropolitan Joseph and the Archdiocese Board of Trustees, this program generates income "painlessly," as parishioners register and make online purchases at participating retailers. A percentage of each online purchase is allotted to the Clergy Retirement Fund with the remaining percentage being allotted to the parish of each consumer's choice.

Over 4,000 retailers now participate in the awards program, including hotels, Best Buy, Walmart, Barnes and Noble, Neiman Marcus, gas stations, The Gap, grocery stores, and many, many more. To register, log on to the web site, indicate your Diocese and parish, and insert your email and a password. It's that easy!

Additionally, the simple instructive video enables individuals and parish webmasters to install the "Support" button via one of three browsers: Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.

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Maximum Effort

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/22 - 9:20am
Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the great paradox that when we embrace the hardness of life as the pavement of the spiritual road, slowly we find that there is joy where others despair, prayer where others are overwhelmed. No circumstance dictates the human being who is free in Christ but only in the context […]

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Archbishop Basil of Brussels and Belgium (1900-22 September 1985)

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/22 - 8:18am
Vsevolod Krivoshein, as he was in the world, was born in Saint Petersburg [on 30 June] 1900. His father served as a minister [of Agriculture] and vice-president of the Russian government. Vsevolod studied philology at the universities of Petrograd and Moscow. During his military service [with the anti-Bolshevik White Russian Army] he suffered frostbite. He […]

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/22 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Matthew 5:8   Good morning Prayer Team! Hopefully you never have to be in an operating room at the hospital (unless of course you […]

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The Conception of St. John the Baptist + September 23

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2017/09/21 - 2:32pm

John the Forerunner, the fruit of prayer, hath budded from a barren womb today. Rejoice, O wilderness, and dance for joy, O mankind! Behold, the preacher of repentance beginneth to take flesh in his mother’s womb. Come, as we rejoice over his glorious conception, O ye feast-lovers, let us form a choir, crying: O thou greatest of them that are born of women, cease not to intercede for us who with faith honor thy divine conception, that we may find forgiveness of sins and Great Mercy.

--Doxasticon from Great Vespers, Tone 6

Rejoice, O barren one, who had not given birth; for behold thou hast conceived clearly the one who is the dawn of the Sun Who was about to illuminate the whole universe, blighted with sightlessness. Shout in joy, O Zacharias, crying in favour, Verily, the one to be born is a Prophet of the High.

--Troparion, Tone 4

The Synaxarion:

Today in the Holy Orthodox Church we commemorate the conception of the honorable, glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John. On this day the mercy, miracles and wisdom of God are celebrated: His mercy toward the devout and righteous parents of St. John, the aged Zacharias and Elizabeth, who all their lives had wished for and begged a child from God; His miracle, that of John’s conception in the aged womb of Elizabeth; and His wisdom, in the dispensation of man’s salvation. God had an especially great intention for John: namely, that he be the Prophet and Forerunner of Christ the Lord, the Savior of the world. Through His angels, God announced the births of Isaac to the childless Sarah, Samson to the childless wife of Manoah, and John the Forerunner to the childless Zacharias and Elizabeth. All of these were those for whom He had special intentions, and He foretold their birth through His angels.

On September 23, we also commemorate the holy, glorious and right-victorious Martyr Raidos; New-martyrs Nicholas and John; Venerable Xanthippa and Polyxena of Spain. Through their intercessions, O Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy upon us, and save us. Amen.

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