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Saint Peter

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/27 - 10:39am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others...

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Non-Gender and One-Gender in the Gnostic Gospels (4)

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/06/27 - 8:15am

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   The distinction between the sexes isn’t the inspiration of a wicked God Who created the material body which the supporters of gender Theory are called upon to set to rights. For Orthodox theology, the distinction between the sexes isn’t the result of the fall...

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Saint Paul

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/26 - 10:21am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! But whatever any one dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast of that. Are they...

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The Offspring of the Barren Woman

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/06/26 - 8:56am

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   Apart from the Nativity of Christ, our Church celebrates the birthday of only two other people: Our Most Holy Lady, the Mother of God and the Honourable Forerunner, Saint John the Baptist. And it’s natural that the birthday of the latter should be honoured, since the...

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Those who truly love God

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/25 - 8:30am

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Who are those who truly love God, where does their love for Him come from and how is it shown? What are the works of our love for God as regards our neighbours? And that love is the culmination of the old and the...

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I Am (Your Name) Who Stand in the Presence of God

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/06/25 - 7:54am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.”  Luke 1: 19  ...

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Trusting Parents, a Miraculous Birth

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/24 - 8:42pm

Listen Now.  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, just as they were delivered to us...

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Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/24 - 7:00pm

Roughly six months before we celebrate the nativity of Christ, our Church honors the coming of one of his most precious companions, the Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist. John’s conception in itself was miraculous, an event that could have never occurred in the absence of divine intervention. Born...

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The Use of the Internet in the Pastoral Practice of the Church

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/06/24 - 8:30am

Sister Sara   Communicating via the Internet The manner of expression of the Internet is, in the first place, that of presence: to communicate on the Internet you have to be on the Internet. You enter an open stadium where everyone is playing in the same way. If you open...

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The Day the Tide Changed:  The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/23 - 8:27pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the...

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The doctors were always noncommittal

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/06/23 - 8:30am

My name’s Garyfallia and I was born with spina bifida, a rare deformity of the spinal membrane which almost always causes paralysis of the legs and/or arms and even learning problems, depending on how high up the spine the deformity is. Thank God I don’t have any paralysis, but from...

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Let’s Go with Cooperation Instead of Anger

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/22 - 8:13pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.  Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices...

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Good grounding and large families: two great gifts in the Church

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/06/22 - 8:20am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The prayers at a wedding make reference to providing children with a good upbringing and to ‘the enjoyment of procreation’. It may be that the Fathers of the Church, by and large, praise the superiority of virginity over marriage, but at the same time they consider...

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Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/21 - 8:15am

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Even though we’re in the season of winter, we had a fine day yesterday, with lots of sunshine. We felt the weather had taken a turn for the better, and then today it changed again and we’ve got turbulence. We can’t get out to do...

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The Goal is to Encounter God

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/06/21 - 7:45am

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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Second Sunday in Lent: St. Gregory Palamas

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2018/03/01 - 3:45pm

Planting the doctrines of Orthodoxy, uprooting the thistles of wicked opinion, O blessed one, and growing well the plant of faith with the rain of thy sayings, thou didst offer to God, like a good farmer, ears a hundred fold.

+ Orthros of the Feast, Tone 1

On the second Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the teachings of St. Gregory Palamas, who upheld the Orthodox doctrine that humans can know God not only through the intellect but through experience of His uncreated energies. 

... every day we should stand in awe of Him, as He is with us, and do what is pleasing before Him. If we are unable now to perceive Him with our physical eyes, we can, if we are watchful, see Him continuously with the eyes of our understanding, and not just see Him, but reap great benefits from Him. This vision destroys all sin, demolishes all evil, and drives away everything bad. It gives birth to purity and dispassion, and bestows eternal life.   + St. Gregory Palamas


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Antiochian.org Launches New Design, Mobile-Friendly Resources

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2018/02/26 - 12:07pm

Beloved clergy and faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese:

Greetings in the Name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. We pray this letter finds you well at the start of our Lenten journey. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 will mark a new beginning, a relaunch, for the Archdiocesan website: www.antiochian.org. It will have a much cleaner look and feel, and it is now friendlier for mobile devices for faster access to its wealth of materials, news and resources.

Without doubt, the most-accessed resource on the website is the Online Liturgical Guide, which provides weekly – and sometimes daily – word-for-word texts for the divine services, along with imbedded hyperlinks to corresponding sheet music. The OLG is now part of something bigger and better: a liturgical calendar that also features daily readings and listings of saints, as well as fasting guidelines and the popular spiritual “Thought for the Day” from the Church Fathers and our own Metropolitan JOSEPH. The Daily Liturgical Texts of the OLG now appear, as available, on the liturgical calendar. Accessing all of these resources takes just a few simple steps.

Start with scrolling down on the homepage to “Liturgics,” and click that link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This takes you to all of the liturgical resources available for that day. Click on what you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll down a bit, and you will see “Additional Liturgical Resources” like the yearly Sunday Readings Calendar, and full texts of the Presanctified Divine Liturgy and Great Compline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
If you want to find future resources, especially the Daily Liturgical Texts, click on “select date” at the top of the screen. Then, click on the calendar date (e.g., Sunday, February 25, 2018). Those texts will stay posted on their calendar dates for reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that simple! All of these liturgical resources will remain constantly updated, so check back frequently. Be sure that the clergy and laity (especially choirs and chanters) see this letter to ensure a seamless transition with the new website.

If you have questions about the new www.antiochian.org, write to Dn. Christian Manasseh. For questions about the Department of Liturgics, write to Fr. Thomas Zain. And for questions about the Online Liturgical Guide and the Daily Liturgical Texts, write to Subdn. Peter Samore. We wish you a blessed journey to Great and All-holy Pascha and our Lord’s empty tomb.

Yours in Christ,

Dn. Christian Manasseh Fr. Thomas Zain Subdn. Peter Samore Dept. of Internet Ministry Dept. of Liturgics Online Liturgical Guide dnchristian@antiochian.org frthomasz@antiochian.org OLG@antiochian.org

 

 

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Invitation From The Very Rev. Paul D. O’Callaghan, St. George Cathedral Dean

Antiochian Archdiocese - Fri, 2018/02/23 - 5:37pm

The St. George Cathedral parish community is celebrating its Centennial in 2018. Although the community had its beginning with the arrival of Orthodox Lebanese to Wichita in 1895, it was 1918 before the community would have a church home. On April 5 of that year, several trustees of the newly forming parish concluded the purchase of a small clapboard church at 218 Handley St. from the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. St. George Church was born!

Throughout this Centennial Year, our community is commemorating the history of our parish and the people who have been a part of it. As we do so, we are not only looking to the past, but to our future – the next 100 years!

The highlight of this auspicious year will be our Centennial Celebration on the weekend of May 5-6. Metropolitan JOSEPH plans to join us, and he and Bishop BASIL will serve the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 6. The Celebration will conclude with a festal banquet that evening. Please see the enclosed flyer.

St. George Cathedral belongs not only to its congregation, but to all of us in the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. Thus it is our pleasure to invite you to join us for this joyous occasion. Please publicize the event to your congregation; reservation information will be forthcoming. Plan now to celebrate with us!

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Archdiocese Policy on Receiving People into the Church

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2018/02/22 - 4:29pm

Englewood, NJ • His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH • February 22, 2018

In response to questions that have been raised recently, His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH reaffirms the long-standing policy of the Antiochian Archdiocese, which is in accordance with the practice of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, regarding the reception of converts to the Faith. To be clear, Holy Baptism in the Name of the Holy Trinity, followed by Holy Chrismation, is the normative means by which one is initiated into the Holy Church. When receiving those coming into Holy Orthodoxy from religious confessions who profess a belief in the Holy Trinity and baptize with water in the Name of Father, and of Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Church from ancient times has done so through means of Holy Chrismation or a profession of the Faith – depending on the circumstances.

In other words, when baptism is necessary, there is a baptism. When Chrismation is necessary there is a Chrismation. When a profession of the Faith is necessary, there is a profession of the Faith. When questions arise requiring discernment as to how a person is to be received into the Church, a priest must consult with the local bishop.

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Metropolitan JOSEPH to Lead Young Adult Pilgrimage

Antiochian Archdiocese - Tue, 2018/02/20 - 5:04pm

In the summer of 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH will be leading a pilgrimage to Orthodox Thessaloniki, Kosovo, and Serbia. Titled "Spiritual Awakening," the trip is slated for June 14–26, 2018, with a registration deadline of March 15. Traveling through holy lands with a hierarch at the head of the trip often opens "the pearly gates" through unplanned and grace-filled opportunities unique to this type of adventure.

The pilgrimage has been especially created for young adults and professionals aged 21–35. The trip will be limited to 30 people and will include a few clergy. Baptized Orthodox Christians of any jurisdiction may participate, especially those who are interested in exploring Orthodox history, art, architecture, and music, all within the fellowship of the Church. Young adults who enjoy networking with peers abroad and have an interest in humanitarian opportunities will enjoy this life-changing opportunity. Pilgrims will enjoy all that these holy lands have to offer in an intense schedule of touring that will also still leave time for fun. The itinerary includes time for services, prayer, exploration, relaxation, and building bonds with other Orthodox professionals. Register today to receive a detailed itinerary!

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