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LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

OCN Now - 3 hours 18 min ago

2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”  DMOPC 18  at Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari on June 18th – 21st 2018 The Digital World as a Sphere for the Reiteration of Pentecost and the “living word” of Saint Paul the Apostle  For Orthodox Christians all over the world,...

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Can sins be forgiven through vows?

OCN Now - 5 hours 58 min ago

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of  Pemptousia   The age we live in is full of contradictions. On the one hand, people are stubbornly indifferent towards their Relationship with God, but on the other, references to superstitions, zodiac charts and para-religious phenomena abound. You’ve got people who consider those who...

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Matthew 11:2-15

Daily Readings and Saints - 14 hours 19 min ago
Gospel Reading
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How the monks on the Holy Mountain make kollyva

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 8:25am

I.M. Hatzifotis   Separate memorial services are not held for monks on the Holy Mountain. Together with the kollyva for the Saint, a small saucer of kollyva is prepared for the departed. Abbots over the last 100 years are commemorated, as are priest and monks over the last thirty. Kollyva...

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Three Valuable Lessons

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 2:25am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Third Sunday of Matthew Jesus said, “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; but if your eye is...

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Mark 16:9-20

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2018/06/17 - 12:00am
Matins Gospel Reading
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‘For I have come to set a man against his father’. Does Christianity damage the institution of the family?

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/16 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   It has been claimed by some that Christianity is not merely no help to the family, but that it actually contributes to its breakdown. In other words, it has damaged the prestige of paternal authority within the context of the small family. This reasoning has been...

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When Life Gets You Down, Read This Passage

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/16 - 2:15am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice...

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An Open Letter to First-Generation Dads on Fathers’ Day

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/15 - 7:31pm

There are fathers and then there are dads, am I right? I have had the great fortune of having both wonderful fathers and dads in my life—fathers who lovingly brought children into the world and dads who diligently saw it through and continue to do so. For us, Fathers’ Day...

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Self-absorption as a source of psychological problems

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/15 - 8:30am

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Elder Sophrony, at Essex, called the internal and event he external state of egocentric people demonized spirituality which engenders all the passions and sins. The same saintly Elder, who lived in our own times, considered pride to be the root of all...

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Why Do We Pray?  To Abide in God

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/15 - 1:56am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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For How Long Should I Pray?

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/14 - 1:42pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them – 2

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/14 - 8:20am

Abbas Dorotheos When I was in the coenobium, the Abbot, with the consent of the Elders, made me guest-master. I was, at the time, recovering from a serious illness. Strangers came and I stayed up with them; camel-drivers arrived and I looked after them. And there were lots of times...

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On How the Lord Prepares Us for Our Roles in Life

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 1:21pm

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris talks with Constantine M. Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO of International Orthodox Christian Charities, about his leadership role with IOCC, a missionary outreach celebrating its 25th anniversary, and how the Lord prepared him for his role.  It’s an encouraging story for us all and reminds...

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What should I wear?

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 1:04pm

Have you ever wondered what you were going to wear? Maybe you spent some time, looking through your drawers or in your closet. As you get older, maybe you will spend even longer thinking about it. Did you know that the average woman spends 16 minutes every morning deciding what...

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When Should I Pray?

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 12:50pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Cut off the passions before the soul becomes accustomed to them

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/13 - 8:15am

Abbas Dorotheos: That we should take care to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes accustomed to them. Dorothei Gaza, frescă Dionysiou, 1547 INPut your minds, brethren, to the way things are and see that you don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little inattention can lead us into...

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