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Bright Sadness: Learning Who We Are

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/10/06 - 9:04pm

During the summer I’ve had the bright sadness of experiencing the deaths of five people close to me who I respected. In many cases, some of us didn’t learn significant details about the reposed until after their death. Peter, a longtime member of our parish, had been a rocket scientist...

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God’s Grace is Sufficient to Overcome the Thorns  

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/10/06 - 10:15am

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of...

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The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 1)

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/10/06 - 8:25am

Sergey Horujy, Academician   1. “The tiny rescued bit” What stands high on the agenda of modern philosophizing is radical anthropological reflection. The “overcoming of metaphysics” has been virtually completed in the last millennium, and together with classical metaphysics classical anthropology has gone that established the European conception of man...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/10/05 - 9:30am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Five The Temple is a Good Place to...

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On Suffering Temptations Calmly and Gladly (1)

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/10/05 - 8:20am

Abba Dorotheos   Abba Pimin was right to say that the sign of a true monk is how he reacts to temptation. According to the Wisdom of Sirach (2, 1), a monk who truly comes to work for God should prepare his soul against temptations, so that he won’t be...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/10/04 - 9:18am

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Four We Are Not Expected to Do It...

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To die a perfect death

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/10/04 - 8:20am

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica   Unless you sacrifice your self for the sake of the slightest virtue or shed blood in order to receive the Spirit, you’ll never achieve virtue. This is how God arranged things, with his providential power: that we should gain eternal life through our voluntary death....

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: God is in Control…Really

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/10/03 - 10:32pm

“God’s Providence controls the universe. It is present everywhere. Providence is the sovereign Logos of God…” (St. Anthony the Great) At times our lives feel out of control. Things are happening to us and we don’t understand why. We may ask ourselves, “God, where are you?! Why won’t you help...

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The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/10/03 - 1:12pm

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OCN_Now_2018/Elizabeth%20Podromou%20181003.mp3 Join OCN Now as Dr. Elizabeth Prodroumou discusses what geopolitics are and how it relates to the Orthodox Christian church.  From Ukraine to Turkey to Russia to Greece Dr. Prodroumou describes the role the Orthodox Church plays in regional and international politics.  She also sheds light on the autocephalous...

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Boasting

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/10/03 - 10:33am

Have you ever boasted about something? Did you show off for something great you did, or something cool you have? A goal you made in soccer, a toy you got for Christmas, a score you got on a test, some new clothes you bought? We’ve all boasted about something. In...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/10/03 - 10:20am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Three God is Always with Us “And lo,...

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The Holy Hieromartyr Dionysios the Areopagite

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/10/03 - 8:25am

Georgios D. Papadimitrakopoulos   The holy hieromartyr Dionysios was a member of the Court of Areios Pagos, and was more prominent than anyone else because of his wealth, fame, prudence and wisdom. He embraced faith in Christ when he heard Saint Paul preach on the rock of the Areios Pagos...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/10/02 - 10:06am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Two Go, Make, Baptize, Teach And Jesus came...

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True Autonomy is Achieved through Humility

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/10/02 - 8:26am

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   True autonomy is achieved through humility, in other words through the emptying of the self in order to make room for all others. The saints imitate the humility of Christ in His sacrifice on the Cross. The emptying of the self is the greatest Christian virtue....

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/10/01 - 9:54am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part One The Day of Ascension  And Jesus came...

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For Great Profits (II Cor. 9, 6-11)

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/10/01 - 8:20am

Archimandrite Ieronymos Nikolopoulos   One of the worst of the notions prevalent in the secular outlook is the tactic of least effort. Those who espouse it- and unfortunately they’re in the majority- seek, with the least effort, or none if at all possible, to gain as much as they can,...

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Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Luke (Luke 6: 31-36)

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/30 - 8:20am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed many wonderful truths, which until then were unknown. Many of these concern our relations with other people, either inside our homes or outside in society. Perhaps there is difficulty in remembering everything one has to observe in dealing with...

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Stop Obsessing about Credit

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/30 - 7:54am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Second Sunday of Luke And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For...

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Cheerful Giving

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/09/29 - 3:48pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind,...

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Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/09/29 - 8:20am

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church honours and celebrates the sacred memory of Blessed Kyriakos the Anchorite, who was born in Corinth in 408. His father was called Ioannis and was a priest, while his mother was Evdoxia. The then bishop of Corinth, Petros, who...

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