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The Lives of the Saints and Us

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/05 - 8:19am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   The lives of the saints are the ‘Gospel in action’, according to the modern Serbian saint, Justin Popović. Through them, we see their struggles and strivings, their longing and their love, their blessings and grace. We realize that the Word of God is attainable, though applying...

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From the Book or From the Heart?

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/04 - 9:53am

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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Encomium on All Saints – Part II

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/04 - 8:20am

Saint John Chrysostom   But let’s not merely listen to what’s been said, that is that there were hot coals below the wounded bodies, but let’s think how we feel when we suddenly come down with a fever. We think that life’s unbearable, we’re upset, we fret, we gripe like...

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What is Canon Law and Why Should We Care?

Ancient Faith Radio - Sun, 2018/06/03 - 8:57pm
Fr. Evan Armatas welcomes Fr. Alexander Rentel from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary as a guest co-host of Orthodoxy Live. Fr. Alexander is an expert on canon law and together they tackled a variety of listener questions from calls, email, the chat room, and pre-recorded.
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Priorities

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/03 - 9:38am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of All Saints So everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before...

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Encomium on All Saints – Part I

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/03 - 8:20am

Saint John Chrysostom   Not seven days have passed since we celebrated the holy feast of Pentecost and again we’re overtaken by a chorus of martyrs, or better, serried ranks of martyrs, which are in no way lesser than the ranks of the angels seen by the Patriarch Jacob but...

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Leaving Home—And Leaving the Faith?

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/02 - 10:35pm

Are the kids off to college? Or simply moving out on their own? Do they know what they’re getting into? Do you know what they’re getting into? Would you knowingly send your children off to scuba dive with empty air tanks? The Fabric of Faithfulness: Weaving together Belief and Behavior...

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Holiness Means “Set Apart”

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/02 - 9:29am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. All the saints who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became mighty...

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St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (2)

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/02 - 8:20am

Saint John Chrysostom   This is the same Holy Spirit Who preached by the prophets, Who gave understanding to the Apostles, Who spoke to people. He was given to them by the Lord, and all their adversaries were unable to gainsay or resist Him. As the Lord said: ‘It is...

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Praying the Psalms

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/01 - 12:22pm

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 Recently-Revealed New Martyr, Saint Efraim

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/01 - 8:15am

Hieromonk Makarios Simonopetrites   We knew nothing about this New Martyr Saint until January 3 1950, when he revealed the location of his burial, at the ancient Monastery of the Annunciation, in Pendelis, in Nea Makri, Attica. Since 1965, the Saint has appeared often to nuns in the monastery or...

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“Showing Up” to Pray

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/05/31 - 10:50am

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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St. John Chrysostom – Homily on Pentecost (1)

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/05/31 - 8:20am

Saint John Chrysostom   Let us extol the grace of the Holy Spirit in spiritual hymns, since grace has, on this day, manifested itself to us from heaven. Even though our words are inadequate to express the magnitude of this grace, we shall praise its power and activity insofar as...

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On Forgiveness and School Shooters

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/05/30 - 10:51pm

“A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they were no more.” (Matthew 2:18 quoting the Prophet Jeremiah) The anger and tears are real. The one word on the lips of so many is “Why?” Greek Orthodox...

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Do you need help?

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/05/30 - 12:49pm

How would you feel if a friend of yours said he didn’t know you? You could play or talk with this person all the time, but then what would you think if he ignored you or pretended that he didn’t even know you? That would be a sad thing, wouldn’t...

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Will You Marry Me? For Forty-Five Minutes a Week?

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/05/30 - 12:12pm

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 New Martyr Nannos (Ioannis) the Thessalonian (+1802)

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/05/30 - 8:20am

Thanasis Hatzimitakos   The new martyr Nannos/Ioannis belongs to the Macedonian new martyrs. He was martyred in Smyrna in 1802 when he was only 17 years old. He was born in Thessaloniki of Macedonian parents. His father came from the village of Avret-Issar, nowadays old Yinaikokastro in the prefecture of...

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On Motherhood, the Church, and Orthodox Theology

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/05/29 - 3:46pm

  Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Carrie Frederick Frost, Professor, Saint Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary and  a Board Member, Saint Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess about the importance of mothers in the church today contributing their thoughts and experiences on motherhood to the Church.  Her book, Maternal Body: A...

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An Ottoman Volunteer Defends Besieged Constantinople (1453)

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/05/29 - 8:15am

Nikos Nikoloudis   At the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, it was not only Greeks pitched against Turks, as is, perhaps, widely believed, but there was also a good number of foreigners involved. Some of these were forced to fight on the side of the Ottomans, such as an attachment...

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“Pros-Efhi”—Towards a Blessing

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/05/29 - 7:34am

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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