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On Learning that it’s OK not to be Perfect

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 10:42pm

Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss parenting and the importance of recognizing that the imperfect times are where life happens, where we learn from our mistakes, find character and strength, and become our unique selves. Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune...

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There Is Always Hope

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 5:27pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. A Special Message on the Topic of Suicide The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.  Psalm 51:17  Good morning Prayer Team!...

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What is the Kingdom of God?

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/12 - 8:15am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom     I should like to begin with a short reading from the book of Revelation, chapters 21 and 22: I heard a great voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be His...

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They can be passed on

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 9:27am

Saint John of Kronstadt   The passions are transmittable to our spiritual organism. Wickedness, for example. Even if it’s not expressed in words or deeds, it’s still hidden away in the heart and can just be discerned, maybe in the eyes and the face, and then it’s transmitted to the...

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Where Should I Pray?

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/11 - 9:25am

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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Take Up and Read

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/10 - 11:07pm

Perhaps one of the most memorable verses in the New Testament comes from the Prologue of St. John’s Gospel, “ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.” (“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was...

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Called to Be Disciples

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/10 - 9:41am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 2nd Sunday of Matthew As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were...

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Calling of the Apostles

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/10 - 8:31am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   It is essential for us to realise the link there is between Christ and the apostles. <…> If you read the Gospels you will see that the apostles and the Lord Jesus Christ were born and lived in the same area. Christ came to live...

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Hearing, Doing and Intending

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/09 - 9:50am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. All who have sinned without the law will also...

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The possessed and the mentally ill

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/09 - 8:30am

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   There are times, in religious circles, when confusion arises over which people have mental health issues and which are possessed by demonic energy. When Saint Païsios the Athonite was asked how the people that have mental health issues can be distinguished from the possessed,...

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We Put Fabrications in the Place of God

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/08 - 9:27am

Fr. Nikolaos teaches Theology and Philosophy at the Orthodox Institute, Cambridge and at the Ecclesiastical Academy, Thessaloniki. He is well-acquainted with European thought and is one of the leading theologians in Greece. Interview with Yorgos Kiousis The real problem of our times isn’t atheism, but polytheism, which appears, in fact,...

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Listening: The Forgotten Element of Prayer

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/08 - 9:24am

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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Kenya: Stories from the Mission Field

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/07 - 10:48pm

In the spirit of Pentecost and the commission of Christ to the Apostles to go and preach to all nations, I have been reading an interesting book about the experiences of some young people during their mission trips to Kenya. The book is called Kenya: Stories from the Mission Field,...

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Supplication

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/07 - 8:50am

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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A downward slope

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/07 - 8:20am

Saint Maximos the Confessor   Unawareness of lack of the virtues is a downward slide into impiety. Because those who are accustomed to the pleasures of the flesh and disobedience to God will end up denying Him when the opportunity arises and will prefer the life of the flesh to...

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Following Christ

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/06 - 12:40pm

Do you have a brother or a sister or maybe a cousin? What do you do with him or her? You probably play together, eat together, read together, talk together, work on things together, and more! But what’s the most important thing you do together? In today’s Gospel reading, we...

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Repentance and Intercession

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/06 - 12:26pm

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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The Most Holy Spirit

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/06 - 8:20am

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘And He said this about the Spirit’ On the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, Christ revealed that He Himself is the source of life. Because people were about to leave to go back home, Christ’s words were ‘provisions’...

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Praise Versus Thanksgiving

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/05 - 12:11pm

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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LIVE International Ecological Symposium Toward a Greener Attica

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/05 - 11:12am

Preserving the Planet and Protecting its People Sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 This international ecological symposium in Athens and the Saronic Islands, Greece is organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It will convene theologians and scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists...

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