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You Did So Much for Missions in 2018! There are Ways to Do Even More in 2019!

OCMC News - Sat, 2019/12/21 - 12:00pm
We pray that you and your family had a blessed Nativity! As 2018 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the amazing witness to the Orthodox Faith that you made possible! You...

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Luke 1:24-25, 57-68, 76, 80

Daily Readings and Saints - Mon, 2019/06/24 - 12:00pm
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The Birth of the Honourable Forerunner – 24th of June

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/24 - 8:56am

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari   The events surrounding the birth of the Honourable Forerunner are mentioned by Saint Luke the Evangelist in the first chapter of his Gospel. He writes that in the days of Herod the king, there lived in Judea a certain priest called Zechariah. His wife was...

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Saint Gregory the Teacher – 22nd of June

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/22 - 8:30am

The holy metropolitan Gregory the Teacher was born into a blessed family in Bucharest, in the year 1765, and was given the name Gheorghe (George). The young George (Minculescu) studied at the most famous schools of the time, such as the Saint Savva Royal Academy, acquiring an excellent education and...

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Arrival and Enthronement of Archbishop Elpidoforos of America

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/22 - 7:25am

NEW YORK – Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, the Archiepiscopal Vicar, announces that the Enthronement Ceremony for His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will take place at Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 337 East 74th Street, New York, NY, on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am. The Ceremony of Enthronement will be followed...

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Do You Know What a Witness Is?

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/06/21 - 8:58am

A Cloud of Witnesses! A witness is somebody who saw something or heard something. A witness knows something because of what he saw or heard. Today is All Saints Sunday, the day we remember all the wonderful saints we have in our Church. As the Gospel tells us today, these...

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Reservations regarding Transplants

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/06/21 - 8:35am

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The negative arguments against transplants The negative arguments against transplants mainly invoke the sanctity of the human body and the spiritual dimension that these basic organs have in Old Testament anthropology, which is retained in...

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Watch Hank’s Reflection: Donnie Myers and the Man Born Blind

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/06/20 - 9:51am

Watch Now as contributor, Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff cherishes the memory of his good friend Donnie Myers, Sr—his “brother from another mother.” Hank is in the Gospel of John and reflects on the narrative concerning the man born blind (John 9). And as Jesus passed by, He saw a...

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Our own deformity

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/06/19 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   However well informed you are in terms of human wisdom, this doesn’t cure your deformity. You have to rediscover the true image of God, Christ, so that assuming the form of Christ, you’ll be healed of the deformities...

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The Church pays medical science the honor due to it

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/06/18 - 8:40am

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Despite this, we can’t ignore the value of medical science, which comes as a gift from God to comfort us in the sickness of our spiritual and bodily condition. Christ Himself came into the world...

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Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/06/18 - 7:47am

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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Guidelines for the Church

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 9:33pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. The Lord said, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels...

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On the Light of the Holy Spirit

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/06/17 - 8:36am

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Discourse XXXIII. On the Light of the Holy Spirit In the third ode of the canon at Mattins on the Monday of the Holy Spirit, the hymn has Christ saying ‘I shall send you the Spirit of me and of the Father’. We recognize...

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Pentecost…Then what?

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/16 - 8:30am

Eleftherios Balakos   “I shall be with you till the end of the world” (Matth. 28, 20). With these words, Christ bids farewell to His disciples at the Ascension, on the Mount of Olives. His last act is a departure and, at the same time, a pledge. This seems to...

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Rivers of Living Water and the Light of Life

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/06/16 - 7:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and proclaimed, “If any one thirst, let him come to...

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The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/06/15 - 7:56pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the...

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