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We don’t want the Resurrection

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/04/12 - 8:20am

Stergios Sakkos   It sounds harsh and may test the credibility of unsuspecting readers to say that we don’t want the Resurrection. If you’re blind, don’t you want your sight? If you’re sick, don’t you want to be cured? And Christ’s Resurrection is exactly this: eyes in the darkness of...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Miracle of Bright Week

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 10:40pm

The entire Orthodox Christian world is in the midst of celebrating the glorious afterglow of Pascha known as Bright Week. With what kind of images can we feed our minds to get the most out of this experience? I would suggest the image of the sun; not the sun itself—you...

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Listen to an Ecumenical Gathering to End Racism

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 8:45am

Sponsored by Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Washington, D.C. Listen Now.  On Holy Tuesday, April 3, 2018, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America held the special service of the Bridegroom (Nymphios), which included the chanting of the Hymn of Kassiani at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in Washington, DC....

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We have seen the Lord!

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 8:43am

Have you ever had a guest come to your house, somebody you were so happy to see? Maybe you had a visitor you weren’t expecting, somebody who brightened up your day! Just last week, we celebrated the greatest feast, when our Lord, Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Jesus’s followers...

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Prefiguration of the Resurrection in the Easter Canon

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 8:20am

Mihalis Tritos   No other hymnological text expresses the redemptive, existential and metaphysical dimension of the Resurrection with such completeness and power as does the incomparable canon by Saint John the Damascan. It’s a masterpiece of Byzantine poetry and one of the most beautiful texts in world literature. Full of...

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The Image of the Stained Glass Window

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/04/11 - 8:20am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/04/10 - 8:20am

+ B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: May the Grace, Peace and Mercy of Christ Risen in Glory be with you All Dear venerable Hierarchs and beloved brothers and...

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What’s In It for Me TODAY?

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/04/10 - 7:34am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – led by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/04/09 - 8:21am

Holy Land Pilgrimage for the Elevation of the Holy Cross with His Grace Bishop Irinej Celebrate the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.  Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the River Jordan and much more! 11 Days – September 19 – 29, 2018 WHAT’S THE...

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Easter in the Liturgical Year

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/04/09 - 8:20am

Fr. Alexander Schmemann   In the center of our liturgical life, in the very center of that time which we measure as year, we find the feast of Christ’s Resurrection. What is Resurrection? Resurrection is the appearance in this world, completely dominated by time and therefore by death, of a...

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Make Today Different

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/04/09 - 7:36am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world knew Him not.  He came to His own home,...

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On the Lord’s Resurrection

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/08 - 8:20am

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis   Before daybreak, at night, in the innards, in the belly of the grave, the Risen Lord sprang up. ‘From the belly, before the morning-star’, the heavenly Father raised Him and since then He has been our eternal High Priest. Christ’s resurrection is a special gift, the...

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Christ is risen!

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/08 - 8:00am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   We are keeping today the Resurrection of Christ which is the victory of God over death but also over evil. But this victory is not won by God alone. When the Son of God became Man it is in His humanity by His Divine power that...

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PASCHA

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/08 - 7:46am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Grace and Truth Come Through Jesus Christ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all...

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The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/08 - 7:29am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. PASCHA He has risen.  Mark 16:6   Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee from before His face. Today a sacred Pascha has been...

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A Second Chance Through the Resurrection

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/08 - 3:19am

As we remember the days of Christ’s final ordeal, the Church feels an oppressive silence at the death of her Lord, a silence that penetrates to the depths of the heart of every disciple—then and now—who stand wordless before the Cross. It is the silence after an execution, when everyone...

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The Christian and the World

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/04/07 - 12:45pm

Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos delivered the traditional Homily on Holy Thursday at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. His sermon encapsulated the life of a Christian and a reminder that the practice of faith when limited to ritual piety are meaningless when not accompanied by acts of...

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2018 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/04/07 - 11:17am

The Orthodox Christian Network is pleased to share the 2018 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America.  The message is here for you in both Greek and English. The OCN family wishes you and your family a Blessed Pascha.   2018 Paschal Message of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios...

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Not an Ending but a New Beginning

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/04/07 - 7:37am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commandment through the...

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Come Receive the Light

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/04/07 - 7:33am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Holy Saturday In the beginning was the Word.  And the Word was with God.  And the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with...

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