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Samuel the Judge and Prophet (+ Αugust 20)

OCN Now - 3 hours 13 min ago
Theodore Rokas   The Prophet Samuel, the last Judge of Israel, appeared on the stage of Biblical history towards the end of the period of the Judges, which, because of the lack of a king (“there was no King in Israel”, Judges 21, 25) was a chaotic period of intense political instability and of the […]

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The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

OCN Now - 4 hours 23 min ago
Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged and renamed the old monastery of Clementos granted to him by the emperor Basil II. Of this earlier monastery’s only part of the katholikon seems to have survived, incorporated into the chapel […]

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GLORY—The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - 5 hours 1 min ago
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!  Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted. Psalm 8:1   Good morning Prayer Team! The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on […]

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Mark 3:13-21

Daily Readings and Saints - 12 hours 39 min ago
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Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 10:25pm
There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer a part of our lives, or better put, to keep ourselves from using our spiritual powers of self-justification and personal laxity to excuse ourselves from praying […]

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We Must Be Merciful If We Expect God to Be Merciful

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 8:53pm
 Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time, Jesus said this parable, “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him […]

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”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 8:20am
In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was an orphan, was picked up with other children and begged the Lord day and night prevent him from being tortured. One day, the cadi of Neapolis in […]

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John 21:14-25

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 12:00am
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Remove Obstacles and Help Others Find Salvation

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/08/19 - 11:01am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you; for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. This is my defense to those who would examine me. Do we not have […]

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Millennialism and Messianism

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/08/19 - 8:15am
Georgia Moulopoulou, M. Th.   Millennial doctrines also came to light from the books of the Apocalyptic literature of Judaism[1]. Such books were Esdras[2], Enoch[3], Baruch[4], Jubilees[5], the Psalms of Solomon[6], the Book of Daniel[7], the Revelation of Peter and so on, which are linked to the expression of later Jewish Messianism[8]. This referred to […]

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Condemn Hatred

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/08/18 - 10:32pm
Orthodox Christians throughout the world prayer for peace.  Read the official response of Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA. Response of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good […]

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The Image of the Turks in the Vitae of the Neomartyrs of the Orthodox Church

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/08/18 - 8:20am
Metropolitan Elpidoforos (Lambryniades) of Prusa   The image that one nation has for another goes through different levels of the social, cultural, political and-of course-religious life. And this image is not simply formed or imposed by these life-factors, but is also and primarily ex­pressed through them. What I want to say is that the official […]

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TRIAL—The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/08/18 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And inspired by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the Law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed […]

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4th Annual National Conference on Orthodox Christian Schools Held in Des Plaines, Illinois

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/08/17 - 10:29pm
4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS HELD IN DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS Clergy, Administrators, Teachers, and Leaders from 25 Orthodox Christian Schools from 11 States and the Nations of Albania and Estonia Gather DES PLAINES, IL:  On Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church and Guardian Angel Orthodox Day […]

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OCMC News – Christian Witness in Kenya: You are Needed for OCMCs Last Teams of 2017!

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/08/17 - 10:00pm
Share in a Journey of Faith by participating on a short-term OCMC Team this year!  Be a witness of Orthodoxy to the world by joining over 110 individuals who have already served on a Mission Team in 2017. There are still openings to participate with and assist the Church in Kenya with Christian witness for […]

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/08/17 - 8:20am
Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who was the support of the Apostles and the newly-founded Church of Christ. It was she who taught the new Christians, guided them and comforted them in their sorrows. In […]

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SERVICE—The Annunciation to the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/08/17 - 7:36am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was […]

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