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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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Contemporary Virtuous Romanians – Father Gheorghe Calciu

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/11/23 - 8:30am

Father Gheorghe Calciu (November 23, 1925 – November 21, 2006) I spoke of Your testimonies before kings, and I was not ashamed (Psalm 118:46). Father Gheorghe Calciu was born in the Danube Delta, in Mahmudia, where the propitious blend between the land’s richness and the sky’s beauty reflected into the...

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We Need to Celebrate this Feast Every Day

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/11/22 - 5:24pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. THANKSGIVING DAY I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be...

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It’s passing

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/11/22 - 8:30am

Saint John of Kronstadt   Don’t confuse people, who are images of God, with the wickedness they bear inside therm. This evil is merely incidental, it’s their misfortune, their sickness, the devil’s deceit. Their real being, the image of God, is always there inside them. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT...

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The Needful Thing Requires Practice and Discipline

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/21 - 6:03pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Entrance of the Virgin Mary in the Temple (Ta Eisodia) Now as they went on their way, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house. And...

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One in Christ Jesus

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/21 - 9:47am

Have you ever looked at a baptismal font? Have you wondered how many people have been baptized in it? Maybe you were baptized in the same one as your parents were. Maybe you were baptized in the same font as somebody famous, or in the same font as people you...

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The Entrance into the Temple

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/11/21 - 8:30am

Fr. Alexander Schmemann   It seems thousands of years removed from us, but it was not so very long ago that life was marked out by religious feasts. Although everyone went to church, not everyone, of course, knew the exact contents of each celebration. For many, perhaps even the majority,...

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

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/11/20 - 5:52pm

  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 Establishing Churches is...

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