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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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We Must be Merciful if We Expect God to be Merciful

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/08/12 - 7:45am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 11th Sunday of Matthew At that time, Jesus said this parable, “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the...

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The Grand Duchess Maria Romanov and the Prayers of the Saints

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/11 - 10:52pm

A few weeks ago, on July 17, Orthodox Christians in Russia and throughout the world observed the 100-year anniversary of the assassination of Tsar Nicholas and his family. A procession was held, starting from the Church on the Blood in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the place where the Romanovs...

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The Relationship Between Science and Religion

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/11 - 8:25am

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, at the first part of his exclusive interview to Pemptousia, speaks on the relationship between science and religion. 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 of the United...

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Remove Obstacles and Help Others Find Salvation  

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/11 - 7:38am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would...

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GLORY—The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/08/10 - 12:31pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!  Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted.  Psalm 8:1 Good morning Prayer Team!...

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Sin and Sickness: An Orthodox View (3)

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/08/10 - 8:20am

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Of course, all of this doesn’t mean that sickness is removed with the coming of Christ into the world, despite the fact that, when announcing the cure of the sick, Christ also indicates the presence of God in His own Person. Apart...

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Forgive, and be forgiven!

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/08/09 - 7:57pm

Have you ever told on somebody… about something you’ve done too? You might have told your parents or your teacher on a brother or sister or classmate. “He hit me!” “She called me a mean name!” “He wrote on the wall!” “She broke my Lego creation!” But maybe you did...

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OCN Now - Thu, 2018/08/09 - 12:22pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary And inspired by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him according to the...

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The Possessed Young Man

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/08/09 - 8:28am

Archimandrite Ioïl Yiannakopoulos   In the Gospel [for the 10th Sunday of Matthew], concerning the young man who was possessed, we’re given the opportunity to examine the shortcomings in the way we bring up our children. Bringing children up outside Christianity If we’re to see the shortcomings in the way...

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SERVICE—The Annunciation to the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/08/08 - 12:47pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man...

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Christ’s Transfiguration and our Own

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/08/08 - 8:28am

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   Yesterday and today we have a great feast of the Lord, the Transfiguration of Christ the Saviour. We shall say a few words about the feast, based on what the Gospel tells us. Not long before His crucifixion, Christ took three of His disciples, Peter, James...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Holy Theotokos and the Sacrifice and Love of Mothers

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 10:22pm

“Commemorating our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, with all the saints, let us commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.” We have entered into the time of the Dormition Fast, one of the holiest times of the...

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Lord in the Light… (set to music by Ioannis Koukouzelis. Tone plagal three)

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 8:25am

Listen now  On the occasion of the feast of the Transfiguration, the Greek Byzantine Choir, under the direction of the late Lykourgos Angelopoulos, Archon Protopsaltis of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Constantinople, sings, in plagal tone three, the verse from the Psalms ‘Lord they will walk in the light of...

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DEVOTION-The Entrance of the Virgin Mary into the Temple

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/08/07 - 7:38am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty.  Since He is...

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FAITH—Nativity of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 10:10am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary Your divine throne endures forever and ever.  Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; you love righteousness and hate wickedness.  Therefore God, your God,...

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Transfiguration

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/08/06 - 8:20am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There are blessed or tragic moments when we can see a person revealed to us in a light with a depth, with an awesome beauty which we have never suspected before. It happens when...

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Faith Can Move a Mountain

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/08/05 - 10:03am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Tenth Sunday of Matthew And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus and kneeling before Him said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an...

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It feels its betrayal

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/08/05 - 8:20am

Elder Joseph of  Vatopaidi   Transgression against the commandment brought the fall, which is our estrangement from God and everything that has to do with Him. God accepted our repentance and return to our obedience to His divine will after He’d restored our relationship with His love and sanctity. The...

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Being Like Mary

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/08/04 - 2:23pm

In this day and age, it can be hard to live a life of honesty and kindness. It is for this purpose that I love the Virgin Mary and the example she sets for us. We are human and make mistakes. Upsetting other people, doing dishonest things, and behaving in...

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