General

De-churched, Nominally Churched and Unchurched

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/10 - 7:48pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. The Lord said this parable, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he...

The post De-churched, Nominally Churched and Unchurched appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (Acts 20: 16-18, 28-36)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/10 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   For this particular reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we see the Apostle Paul imparting his spiritual legacy upon the presbyters of Ephesus in an emotional farewell address at the seaside town of Miletus. Our Church, in its wisdom has chosen this passage as...

The post Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (Acts 20: 16-18, 28-36) appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

I Believe

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/09 - 7:42pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son...

The post I Believe appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Protecting the Church from Harm

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/09 - 7:35pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening...

The post Protecting the Church from Harm appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Nicaea

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/09 - 8:30am

Fr. Lev Gillet The Sunday which follows the Ascension, the sixth Sunday after Easter, is called the Sunday of the Holy Fathers. We commemorate then the bishops who met at the Synod of Nicaea, the earliest of the seven ecumenical Synods in terms of date. Regardless of each synod viewed...

The post The Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Nicaea appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Lessons in humility

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/08 - 8:30am

Joseph the Hesychast   When the heart is humbled, it’s overshadowed by Divine Grace, which brings contrition, tears, peace and love. When you yourself are humbled, everybody else will seem to you to be saints. But when you’re proud and puffed up, everybody seems bad to you. All of these...

The post Lessons in humility appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

My Faith Died in Committee – More Work, Less Talk

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/06/07 - 7:30pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his Master; nor is He Who is sent greater than He...

The post My Faith Died in Committee – More Work, Less Talk appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

The ‘Evyenios Voulgaris’ Scholarship Programme for Advanced Studies in Orthodox Spiritual Life and Theology

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/06/07 - 11:32am

Scholarship Programme ANNOUNCEMENT             The Saint Maxim the Greek Institute, with the support of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, is introducing the ‘Evyenios Voulgaris’ Scholarship Programme. Evyenios Voulgaris (1716-1806) served as principal of the Athoniada School, which had been established by the Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi. In his...

The post The ‘Evyenios Voulgaris’ Scholarship Programme for Advanced Studies in Orthodox Spiritual Life and Theology appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Putting yourself in the place of others

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/06/07 - 8:25am

Saint Paisios the Athonite   Putting yourself in the place of other people is a great aid in acquiring internal kindness, because then love comes naturally, as do pain, humility, and gratitude to God through continuous hymns of praise and prayer of the heart for our neighbor. Then our prayer...

The post Putting yourself in the place of others appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

The Joyful Wait

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/06/06 - 7:25pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit....

The post The Joyful Wait appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

What Happens 40 Days After Pascha

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/06/06 - 11:34am

  Pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the The Ascension of the Lord in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate Professor of...

The post What Happens 40 Days After Pascha appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Sermon on Ascension Day

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/06/06 - 8:30am

Archpriest Andrew Phillips   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So we have come to the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Thus we have come to the last day of Christ’s physical presence on Earth. This marks the fulfilment...

The post Sermon on Ascension Day appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

The Rendition of Easter

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/06/05 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Daniel 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...

The post The Rendition of Easter appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Christ’s Joy

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/06/05 - 7:57am

Have you ever done something to make somebody happy? Have you written a note or drawn a picture for somebody? Have you done a chore for somebody? Have you given somebody a compliment? It’s a big deal to make somebody happy or joyful! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how...

The post Christ’s Joy appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Don’t Be Sad

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/06/05 - 7:21am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He...

The post Don’t Be Sad appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Antagonists in the Church

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/06/04 - 8:21pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself...

The post Antagonists in the Church appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the blind man (Acts 16:16-34)

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/06/04 - 8:40am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In today’s passage from the Acts of the Apostles, we see two main themes: Satan’s cunning in how he deceives people, and the wondrous protection that God provides to the faithful who are devoted to Him. St. Paul the Apostle and his partner Silas are...

The post Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the blind man (Acts 16:16-34) appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

In memory of Nicholas Kavouklis

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/03 - 10:30pm

I offered this eulogy this past Saturday, as we laid to rest a young person in my community. I am offering this today in place of the usual message in the hopes that you will read it, and share it with as many people as possible. I pray that it will spark...

The post In memory of Nicholas Kavouklis appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

The great virtue

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/03 - 8:35am

Saint Isaac the Syrian   In truth, the great virtue is to feel sorry for those who are evil and to benefit sinners more than the righteous. Give alms with a cheerful countenance and you’ll always bring comfort to those who are sad. On the day you feel sorry for...

The post The great virtue appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General

Letting Jesus Get Close to Us

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/03 - 12:43am

The internationally known journalist, cultural critic, and scholar of the English language, H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) of Baltimore, regarded the ninth chapter of St. John’s Gospel as the best crafted short story in all of world literature. It is this chapter (John 9:1-38) that forms the foundation for this Sunday’s...

The post Letting Jesus Get Close to Us appeared first on Orthodox Christian Network.

Categories: All News Feeds, General
Syndicate content