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Great faith

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/02 - 8:30am

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   The Lord visited every city and region of Judea, where He cured all manner of diseases and bodily ailments. He preached repentance, bringing back those in error to the knowledge of the truth and confirming His teachings with strange miracles. He did so because people...

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Soldiers Wear Armor to Fight

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/01 - 1:41pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the...

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It seems hard

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/01 - 8:30am

Saint Theophan the Recluse   If you pray in the morning as you should, your whole day will be blessed. Don’t be downcast over efforts that seem fruitless. Remember how you learned to knit, or read and write. What efforts you made then… Now you can do all of these...

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St. Andrew—The First Called of the Apostles

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/11/30 - 9:04am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. St. Andrew—The First Called of the Apostles He Was the First to Be Called—We are Called as Well The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he...

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Saint Andrew, Christ’s First-Called Disciple

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/11/30 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou   Andrew the Apostle was one of Christ’s twelve disciples. He came from Bethsaida, a town located on the western bank of Lake Tiberias. He worked in the family business run by his father, Jonah, which was based on the rich fishing to be had in the lake....

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The Crowd

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/11/29 - 8:54am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity The Crowd In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.  This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor...

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Do we have to get along with everyone?

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/11/29 - 8:30am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Some people say, and believe they’re right in doing so, that we should ‘get along well with everybody’, meaning our behaviour shouldn’t cause people not to like us and that we should be friends with everybody. But do Christians who wish to have Christ in their...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith:What is Prayer and Why Do We Pray

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/28 - 11:17am

“Prayer is the test of everything; prayer is also the source of everything; prayer is the driving force of everything; prayer is also the director of everything. If prayer is right, everything is right.” (St. Theophan the Recluse) Ask yourself what is prayer and why do we pray? The answer...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 10th Sunday of Luke (Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5)

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/28 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In this selection from the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he compares the spiritual state of a person who follows the Mosaic Law with the higher spiritual state a person rises to when they believe in Christ. Because from a spiritual point of view,...

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The shield of faith

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/28 - 8:21am

Have you read stories about battles long ago? Do you know what a soldier would carry into battle? Special armor, a helmet, a belt, and more. All these things protect a soldier when he has to fight. The epistle reading today tells us about all these things, but we hear...

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Joseph

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/28 - 8:00am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity Joseph Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.  When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found...

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The Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God, an Example of Effective Communication

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/11/27 - 8:30am

Dr. Dimitrios Khoilous   The feasts of the Mother of God are a matter of joy for the whole Church. Our Lady, who is honoured at these, is the person who glorified the whole of the human race when she answered God’s invitation to participate in His incarnation, thus ushering...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/11/27 - 7:49am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Twenty-Three It’s Not Just...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/11/26 - 8:49am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Twenty-Two Salvation is a...

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Whole or Half Christians?

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/11/26 - 8:31am

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Thelogy of the University of Thessaloniki   The case of the prominent Jew who had observed all the commandments of Mosaic Law from the time of his youth is one we can easily relate to. He asks Jesus what remains for him to...

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It’s Not about Checking Boxes, and the One Challenge We Can’t Seem to Meet  

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 6:32pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 13th Sunday of Luke  And a ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is...

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Saint Catherine and the Smart Impious

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/11/25 - 8:35am

James W. Lillie What are we to make of Saint Catherine? We know really very little about her. Even her name is a mystery. According to some, she was originally called Damiani (by a happy coincidence the present Archbishop of Sinai and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Katherine is...

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St. Katherine—Wise and Willing

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 6:22pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Katherine Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came,...

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‘Christ is born, glorify…’- slow mode setting by Matthaios Vatopaidinos

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/11/24 - 8:30am

Listen now  Apart from its profound theological significance, the great feast of the Entry of the Mother of God has also been a source of inspiration and poetry for Holy Tradition. This is why it has been embellished with one of the most beautiful services in the annual cycle. High...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/11/23 - 6:13pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Twenty-One Conciliarity and Inclusiveness...

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