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Gluten-free Lenten Tapas

OCN Now - 9 hours 23 min ago
James W. Lillie   If you want to make a special ascetic effort for Lent, you could always eat what the Prodigal Son wanted to. When he was away being prodigal, I mean. I’m not suggesting you go out and slaughter a fatted calf to help you through fifth week. We’re told that, when he […]

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It’s “Receiving”

OCN Now - 10 hours 39 min ago
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Holy Communion—Part Two But to all who received Him, who believed in His name, He gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the […]

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Isaiah 40:18-31

Daily Readings and Saints - 18 hours 23 min ago
Old Testament Reading
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Genesis 15:1-15

Daily Readings and Saints - 18 hours 23 min ago
Old Testament Reading
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Proverbs 15:7-19

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Old Testament Reading
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Hilarion the New; Herodion the Apostle of the 70; Stephen the Wonderworker

Daily Readings and Saints - 18 hours 23 min ago
Saints Feasts and Readings for 3/28/2017
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2017 Summer Internship Program

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/03/27 - 1:23pm
OCN is offering a Summer Internship Program to high school graduates, undergraduates, and college graduates in fields related to Media Ministry and Communications.  The OCN Internship program is unique in that we are seeking students in their own local communities to gain experiences in the field. 2017 OCN Internship Program The program requires a part-time commitment […]

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How Can What Is Unclean Touch What is Clean?  

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/03/27 - 9:30am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Holy Communion—Part One   In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and His train filled the temple.  Above Him […]

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Only violence against our false self brings us freedom

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/03/27 - 8:42am
Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   All of this (see Coercion and violence are the basic characteristics of the patricidal society, also by Bishop Amfilohije) is inevitable, because necessity and violence beget only violence and enslavement. This is clear from the waves of organized terrorism today, which have now assumed global dimensions. […]

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Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 10:58pm
My first Forgiveness Sunday in 2000 left me feeling sore but satisfied, even though at the time I did think it was a bit redundant. After all, I was a Christian, so of course I was going to forgive everyone. But over the years, I realized words are easy; actions—not so much. There are so […]

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LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 12:21pm
Most of us want to be in control of our lives. We don’t like it when things “feel out of control.” The message of society and culture is take control of your life and don’t be passive. There are books, videos, seminars, and speakers a plenty that advocate this message. Is it bad thing to […]

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The Ladder of Divine Ascent

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 9:06am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Scriptures of the Triodion Fourth Sunday of Great Lent–St. John of the Ladder You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the […]

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The Theology of Gender – 2. Eve The Helper

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 9:00am
Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The word “helper” itself presupposes an action for which Adam needs help. The only work that the text refers to is to protect and cultivate Paradise. The first interpreters of the sacred text understood that labor in Paradise was not handy work, but spiritual effort, meaning a labor toward perfection. According to […]

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John 20:1-10

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 12:00am
Matins Gospel Reading
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St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 12:00am
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Mark 9:17-31

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2017/03/26 - 12:00am
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Miracles, Faith and Discernment

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/03/25 - 11:37am
Are you missing what God is doing in your life?  Listen now to the final installment of our conversation on being a Christian. Today our discussion with Fr. Demetrios Tonias focuses on faith and true discernment of the every day miracles God is doing in our lives and the lives of those around us. Father […]

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What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/03/25 - 9:59am
Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that joined us.  Please send your […]

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The message of our salvation

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/03/25 - 8:50am
Today is a bright and joyful day for the human race. The Archangel Gabriel brings the message of our salvation to the Virgin Mary. God comes to be born in the flesh, to dwell in a human body, to expunge the curse, to bridge the gap that separated God from people. The Lord of the […]

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