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A Foundation in Scripture

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/02/25 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his...

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The 2nd Digital Fellowship with Elder Ephraim

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/02/25 - 8:31am

Join the 2nd Digital Fellowship with Elder Ephraim, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi Mount Athos and the myOCN Community. On,  Thursday March 4th, 2021 at 12:30 PM EST/ 07:30 PM Athens time. Register HERE to receive login information. Families welcomed. Elder Ephraim will talk in Greek and our...

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How the relics of Saint Nektarios brought a woman of loose morals to repentance

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/02/25 - 8:30am

On 2 September, 1953, the relics of Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis were disentombed in the Monastery of the Holy Trinity which he had founded and built on the island of Aegina. The next day a festal liturgy was celebrated, at the end of which the relics were carried in procession....

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Reconciliation, Chosen-ness, Healing

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brothers;...

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Acquiring an Orthodox Christian Mind

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 6:00pm

Let’s Talk continues Thursday, March 4th at 7pm EST. Register HERE.   This program is a series of discussions with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou on the subject of Orthodox phronema, meaning the Orthodox mind or mentality. Register and join #myOCN Community with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou & Fr. Christopher Metropulos. Register HERE to...

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Let’s Talk: Worldwide Christian Persecution

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 1:07pm

Let’s Talk with Andrew Veniopoulos, George Gigicos, Nicholas Furris, and Fr. Christopher Metropulos Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community for a special edition this TUESDAY, March 2nd, at 7:00 pm EST with guests Andrew Veniopoulos, George Gigicos, Nicholas Furris of The Orthodox Public Affairs Committee (OPAC). Established to provide public advocacy, OPAC, is committed...

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Have you ever wandered from God?

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 10:16am

Have you ever been lost? The Gospel story tells about a young man who wandered off. His family knew he was leaving,  but they let him go anyway. After a while, this young man realized he was lost. He knew he wanted to be with his father. He knew he...

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“Now You are letting Your Servant Depart in Peace”

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   When the righteous Symeon held the Holy Infant in his arms at the Temple of Jerusalem, he prostrated his soul before Almighty God, glorifying the majesty of His Divinity with these words: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your...

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Luke 7:17-30

Daily Readings and Saints - Wed, 2021/02/24 - 6:00am
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The Benefit of the Prayers

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/02/23 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Then man prays to God, and He accepts him, he comes into His presence with joy....

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Why should I consider becoming an Orthodox Christian?

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/02/23 - 12:08pm

Let’s Talk with Hank Hanegraaff and Fr. Christopher Metropulos Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community this coming Thursday, February 25th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Hank Hanegraaff and Fr. Christopher Metropulos as they discuss why should I consider becoming an Orthodox Christian? Please signup to receive login information. We will...

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Saint John Chrysostom and Family Life

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/02/23 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   The Crisis in Family Life Today The institution of marriage is everywhere in crisis today. Saint John Chrysostom, whose demise 1600 years ago we commemorate this year, is considered to be the creator of the theology of everyday life. In this article,...

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Holy Unction Won’t Necessarily Heal a Broken Leg

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/02/22 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Throughout the centuries, the Sacrament of Holy Unction has brought physical healing to many people. Many people...

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Self-Sufficiency and Humility

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/02/22 - 8:30am

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   Today’s Gospel reading presents us with two typical kinds of people: a Pharisee and a publican, both of whom are praying in the temple. They are the exact opposites of the society of the time. One was pious...

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The Need for Healing

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/02/21 - 11:55pm

Instead of your shame, you shall have a double portion. Instead of dishonor, you shall rejoice in your lot; therefore, in your land you shall possess a double portion; yours shall be an everlasting joy. Isaiah 61:7 Good morning Prayer Team! This year, Pascha falls on Sunday, May 2. Great Lent begins...

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The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/02/21 - 8:30am

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   Today’s Gospel reading presents us with two typical kinds of people: a Pharisee and a Publican, who were praying in the Temple. They were the two opposite poles of society at that time. One was pious and righteous...

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