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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 10:38-42, 11:27-28

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Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

OCN Now - 12 hours 53 min ago

Watch Now The teaching of Father Seraphim Rose about the patristic view of the creation of the world and its impact to the life of the modern man and Christian is the subject of this part of interview to Pemptousia, given by father Damascene, Abbot of the Monastery of St....

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An Icon of Human Freedom (part 1)

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/22 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia Am I not free? (1 Corinthians 9:1) God persuades, He does not compel; for violence is foreign to Him. (Epistle to Diognetus VII, 4) What Shall We Offer?  In an Orthodox hymn used at Vespers on Christmas Eve, the Virgin Mary is seen as the...

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Saint Fanourios: The One Who Brings Things to Light

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/22 - 7:49am

Have your parents ever told you not to do something? Have they ever told you not to say something or wear something or act a certain way? Sure! That should happen to every kid! Sometimes when our parents tell us not to do something, we might feel sad or embarrassed...

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Equality between women and men in the Church

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/21 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   Let’s examine how women have been treated in Orthodox theology. It’s well known that Saint Paul proclaimed: ‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus’ . In saying...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/20 - 8:30am

Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of eternity. The main persecutors...

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Respect for and Protection of the Human Person

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/19 - 8:30am

Angelos Alekopoulos   People have their being and are regarded always as a whole and as a person. They aren’t a conglomeration of disparate substances and elements (such as soul and body) but each is a unique persona, involving the soul and body. In the human person, the body and...

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John 20:19-31

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2019/08/18 - 12:00pm
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Motherhood as imitation of the selfless love of Christ

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/08/18 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The truth of the Church regarding the equivalent position of women and men has been maintained even in times which were difficult for women in society, such as when the Turks occupied Greece. Indicative of this are the words of the great teacher of the Greeks,...

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Day and night

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/17 - 8:30am

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   For God, everything’s possible. He can reveal to us His created majesty and can create the uncreated. But, for us, the most important thing is that He wants to redeem our soul from sin and death and to grant us life eternal. Let us beseech Him...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/16 - 8:30am

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/15 - 8:30am

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God: a liturgical approach

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/14 - 8:30am

Ioannis Foundoulis   The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is celebrated on August 15 by the Christian world and is the greatest of those established by the Church in honour of the Mother of the Lord. It may be the oldest of all. The first evidence...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/14 - 6:17am

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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Why pain and suffering?

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 8:30am

Saint Paisios the Athonite   The world is full of pain, fear and suffering. These feelings, without any exceptions, are experienced by all humans. It’s what causes our heart to ache, our mind to go hay-wire, and our emotions to become distorted. People often wonder: How have we had to...

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A Little Bit of This Will Change the World Around You

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 7:11am

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. Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, to go into the...

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