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Being Christian Isn’t Easy

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/01/16 - 1:32pm

Has anybody ever told a lie to you? Have you ever been untruthful about something too? In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul writes, “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature and have put on the new nature.” Saint Paul knew that “Do...

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Saint Maria of Olonets: They Saw her Face Shining in Life and after Death

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/01/16 - 8:30am

The suffering hermit lay in bed for about three weeks. Each day, after the Liturgy, a hieromonk came with the Precious Gifts so that she could make her communion. On the fifteenth day, her face was transfigured; it shone with a supernatural light and took on the expression of blessed...

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Papa-Fotis, the Fool for Christ: in his Vestments in a House of Ill Repute!

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/01/15 - 8:30am

One evening, Papa-Fotis visited one of the houses in town where he sometimes stayed. Before he went to sleep, he told the man of the house: ‘First thing in the morning, you and me have got work to do’. They got up, left Mytilini and went to his little monastery....

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Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/01/14 - 8:30am

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Orthodox Christian theology has always distinguished between two kinds of knowledge: the secular and the divine. Secular knowledge functions on the level of created matter and is unable to approach the uncreated, that is the...

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Christ’s Behavior (Matth. 4, 12-17)

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/01/13 - 8:33am

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘When he heard that John had been delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee’. Christ’s behavior towards people wasn’t monolithic. He reacted in a variety of ways. In any case, He became incarnate, was made manifest to people and revealed His wisdom...

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Sunday after Epiphany

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/01/12 - 8:30am

Hieromonk Georgios M. Thanasou   Epistle Reading Eph. 4, 7-13: “The Humility of Christ” Today is the first Sunday after the great feast of Theophany. As with all the feasts of the Lord, the Church acclaims the event of God’s Epiphany through its sublime hymns. The Nativity, the Baptism, the...

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Saint Porfyrios: ‘Get yourself Home, your Daughter’s Committing Suicide!’

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/01/11 - 8:30am

One time, a well-known lawyer told me: ‘I had a case involving a lady of very high standing, an exceptional person, extremely well-educated. But she didn’t go to church, didn’t confess, didn’t believe. I was able on one occasion to persuade her to come with me to see Elder Porfyrios....

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Celebrate OCN Sunday Jan 19th

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/01/10 - 9:02pm

OCN Sunday is designated each year by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America to raise awareness of the Orthodox Christian Network Media Ministry Missions. The observance of OCN Sunday is an opportunity for parishes to help OCN take the extra step and go out to more...

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How Saint Ieronymos Disarmed a Potential Murderer

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/01/10 - 8:30am

The Elder (Saint Ieronymos Simonopetritis) related a story of something that happened to him at that time (about 1928, when he was still Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras): When I was in Thessaloniki the father of one of my spiritual children was moved by action of the...

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God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/01/09 - 10:24am

Do you live in a big city or a little, tiny town? God can make little, humble places be impressive. In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear about where our Lord, Jesus Christ lived. After He was baptized, Christ started His ministry—His real work! The Gospel tells us that Jesus...

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Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/01/09 - 9:00am

Hank Unplugged: A podcast from the Christian Research Institute. For decades, millions have enjoyed answers and insights from Hank Hanegraaff on the Bible Answer Man broadcast. Now, Hank invites some of his closest friends and brightest minds onto the Hank Unplugged podcast for free-flowing, truly engaging discussions. Listen, as you...

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Translation of the Relics of Saint Efraim the New

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/01/09 - 8:30am

Saint Efraim, whose secular name was Konstantinos Morfis, was born in Trikala, on 14 September 1384 in an idyllic place near the River Lithaios. He lost his father at a young age and he and his seven siblings were brought up, with God’s help, by his mother. At the age...

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Sermon at the Vigil for Epiphany

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/01/08 - 8:32am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   The day of the Theophany is the day when the whole world is being renewed and becomes a partaker of the sanctity of God. But at the same time, it is the day when Christ enters on the way to Calvary. He came to John...

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The Angel of the Wilderness

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/01/07 - 8:30am

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The life and activity of John the Baptist and Forerunner is an enduring testimony in Christ, culminating in his martyrdom for Him. Just as then, when he was active in the wilderness of the Jordan, so today his voice can be heard in the wilderness...

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LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/01/07 - 8:05am

LIVE Adult Education: Forming Christian Culture Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.  These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the “down to earth” and practical ways we should understand and live our faith. In His parables to...

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