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Saint John Chrysostom: The Sunday of the Blind Man

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/02 - 8:40am

Saint John Chrysostom   And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 1. ‘And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind...

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Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/02 - 7:22am

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 he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or...

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Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/01 - 11:22pm

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 those days, as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit...

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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity” [4]

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/01 - 8:40am

Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions   B) THE HOLY ICON OF HOSPITALITY OF ABRAHAM Also whoever studies, from the Old Testament, the chapter of hospitality of ABRAHAM, he will make sure that the Patriarch in his tent provides hospitality to God and two built angels. He who...

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Against traps and temptations

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/31 - 8:40am

Elder Cleopa of Romania   There are two most powerful weapons with which we overcome all the traps and temptations of the devil: the first is holy prayer and the second is humility. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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Looking for the Right Leaders

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/31 - 7:19am

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. “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature because I have rejected him; for the Lord sees not...

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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity” [3]

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/30 - 8:32am

Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions   The final conclusion, according to what has been said above, is that the Ungoverned Father can be described precisely as Daniel describes Him according to the relevant resolution of the VII Ecumenical Synod (II Synodic Volume page 905). Therefore having as...

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A Gift, or an Exchange?

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/30 - 7:10am

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. Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they...

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Fundraising Fatigue

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/29 - 9:09pm

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 for the rich in this world, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches but on...

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Never since the world began…

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/29 - 4:10pm

Can you think of a time that you saw something you had never ever seen before? Maybe it was an interesting animal or car or even food. Maybe you said to yourself, “I’ve never seen that before!” In today’s Gospel reading we read about something that happened while Jesus visited...

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The Fall of Constantinople, 566 years ago (May 29th, 1453-2019)

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/29 - 8:40am

Konstantinos Holevas, Political Scientist   Five hundred and sixty six years have gone by since that accursed day, 29 May 1453. When the cry “The City has fallen” rang out and the Reigning City, the City of Saints, Emperors and legends passed into the occupation of the Ottoman dynasty. Thus...

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Discipleship and Evangelism Are Responsibilities of All the People

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/28 - 10:37pm

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. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations. Matthew 24:14 In the Protestant...

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His place is in peace

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/28 - 8:30am

Saint Saint Seraphim of Sarov   When people try to have a humble heart and peaceful thoughts, then none of the plots of the enemy can be implemented. Because where the thoughts are peaceful, that’s where God Himself finds peace: ‘His place is in peace’ (Ps. 75, 3). Source: pemptousia.com...

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Does Attendance at Religious summer camp Strengthen the Faith of Teenagers?

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/27 - 9:00am

Research does reveal a simple correlation between attending religious summer camps and the strength of teenagers’ religious faith. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 have been a camper at least once at a summer camp run by a religious organization with religious teachings or songs in...

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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity” [2]

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/27 - 8:39am

Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions   However, the form, in which the leaderless Father appears, is mainly for us. “I was regarding until the thrones were placed and The Old Of Days was seated and his attire resembling white snow and the hair of his head resembling...

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Meeting with the Samaritan Woman (2)

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/26 - 8:40am

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   While the Samaritan woman was talking to Christ, she basically didn’t understand what he was saying. He was talking on the level of eternal life. She automatically transferred what she heard to the level of this transitory life. There...

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If We Only Knew

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/26 - 5:30am

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. So He came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was...

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Acts—The First Chapter of Church History

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 10:50am

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. Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking...

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Meeting with the Samaritan Woman (1)

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/05/25 - 8:37am

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Any encounter with Christ astonishes people. If you’re not astonished, you should ask yourself whether you actually encountered Christ, if you really felt His presence. This astonishment isn’t inexplicable, nor absurd, but rather it’s understandable and rational. It’s something...

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Orthodox digital media representatives meet in Cyprus to strengthen international cooperation

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/24 - 8:22am

Different representatives of Orthodox media outlets gathered in Cyprus from May 15 to May 19, 2019, to find ways of strengthening the international cooperation between Orthodox digital media specialists. The meeting was occasioned by the opening of the ‘Colours of Orthodoxy. Cyprus – Poland’ Exhibition organized by the OrthPhoto.net photography...

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