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The Theotokos: An Example for All Women to Emulate

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 11:14pm
“A fervent prayer, and a wall most unshakable A merciful spring And shelter of all mankind; Fervently we cry to you, Theotokos, our Lady, come to us and from all dangers now deliver us….” — Small Paraklesis to the Theotokos As a little girl, I was always fascinated by my mother’s ladies group. They had […]

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Department of Christian Education to Offer Two Teacher Training II Courses in September

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 7:59pm

The Antiochian Department of Christian Education will be offering two Teacher Training II courses on September 9 and 23, 2017. Teacher Training II is divided into elementary and middle school/high school sessions. Each covers techniques and tools appropriate to the ages you are teaching. Classes include "Enriching the Classroom Experience," "Child Development and the Exceptional Learner," "Creative Expressions," and " Adolescent Needs" and "Moral Issues."

Please contact the host parish for more information or to register. If you are interested in hosting a training session at your parish, please contact the office at aodce.events@gmail.com or at 717-747-5221.

Host: St. Paul Orthodox Church, Brier, WA
Date: Saturday, September 9
To register or for more information, please contact: Anne Beach at anne.slp.11@gmail.com.
Please register by September 1

Host: St. Elias Orthodox Cathedral, Ottawa, ON
Date: Saturday, September 23
To register or for more information, please contact: Kelly Hamwi at mkhlovesgod@gmail.com.

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Do Words Matter? Some Do

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 4:30pm
Watch Now as Dr. Bruck Beck addresses us on the power of words at a time when we need to pay close attention to how words matter. Dr. Beck is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Director of the Religious Studies program at Hellenic College. He […]

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Hank Unplugged: We Were Wrong

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 1:28pm
Listen Now to a conversation with Chris Wilde, Director of Communications at Living Stream Ministry, in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to your through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network. ABOUT HANK HANEGRAAFF Hank is the author of more than twenty books, with more than a million […]

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

OCMC News - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 12:00pm
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...

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

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 9:30am
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. Herman of Alaska in California. […]

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National Philoptochos News – Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 8:10am
Warm Hearts Reach Across Philoptochos To Provide Aid One of the great strengths of a national organization is its unique ability to provide assistance locally, regionally and nationally. A recent case in Cranston, Rhode Island is the perfect example of this collaboration. A woman whom we will call Anna traveled from Greece to America to […]

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 8:10am
Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s as though we have Easter again. The summer Easter. Our Lady the Mother of God prepares Easter for us. A glorious crossing ‘from death to life’. A second […]

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“I’m sorry”— in words and actions

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 8:01am
Have you ever said you were sorry for something…but you didn’t really mean it? Maybe you said it because your parents told you to. Or maybe you said “I’m sorry” because you didn’t want to get in more trouble! Today’s Gospel reading tells us about a man who said he was sorry…really, really, sorry. He […]

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DEVOTION-The Entrance of the Virgin Mary into the Temple

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/16 - 7:12am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father’s house; and the king will desire your beauty.  Since He is your Lord, bow to Him; the people of Tyre will sue your favor with […]

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Our Mother Who Art in Heaven

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/15 - 7:46pm
Now that I have your attention with the radically unusual title you see above, I want to assure you that no prayer within the corpus of Orthodox Christian writings begins with these words. The ‘paternal’ version of the “Our Father” prayer is well known to us all; and yet during the month of August, what […]

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FAITH—Nativity of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/15 - 9:52am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   The Five Feasts of the Virgin Mary: FAITH—Nativity of the Virgin Mary Your divine throne endures forever and ever.  Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity; you love righteousness and hate wickedness.  Therefore God, your God, has […]

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

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/15 - 8:10am
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 the Ever-Virgin Mother of God? […]

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Celebrating the Sweetness of the Theotokos

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 10:24pm
It’s hard to believe we are almost at the Feast of the Dormition. Always, the Dormition Fast seems to arrive unexpectedly, dropping into the hot summer sloth of barbecued chicken, flank steak, frozen margaritas, and big bowls of dip and queso. (I think of December and March as the time for beans and rice and […]

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Memory Eternal! + Archpriest Joseph Sakkab, Emeritus

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 1:19pm

Memory Eternal! With sadness and with hope in the Resurrection, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, and the Sakkab family, wish to convey the news of the falling asleep in the Lord of Archpriest Joseph Sakkab, Emeritus, after fifty-seven years of faithful service in the holy priesthood.

Father Joseph reposed on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the age of 95. He leaves behind his faithful wife Khouria Samira; his children, Deacon Simon, Laila, Pauline, and Fady; and nine grandchildren. Viewing will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m. at St. Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church and the funeral service will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Antiochian Orthodox Church in Edmonton, Alberta.

Read a reflection by Fr. Joseph, "Share Your Faith with Confidence."

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10th Sunday of Matthew

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 9:30am
Metropolitan Dionysios of Servia and Kozani   ‘And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him […]

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

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 8:12am
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 times, could be elevated. Christ […]

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On Handling Things in a Christ Like Way

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 8:01am
Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Michael Marcantoni has a conversation with Fr. Hanley regarding the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Fr. Chris then interviews Dr. Anne McClenahan, the Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute. Photo Credit: LBC9 ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of […]

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You Determine the Kind of Fruit You Want  

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 7:37am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23 Jesus said, “You will know them by their fruits.  Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from […]

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How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/14 - 7:00am
New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to begin our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”.  1 in 7 people will face substance abuse in the US alone –  Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general. Addiction not only affects those suffering […]

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