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Sermon on the 2nd Sunday of Luke (Luke 6: 31-36)

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/30 - 8:20am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Lord Jesus Christ has revealed many wonderful truths, which until then were unknown. Many of these concern our relations with other people, either inside our homes or outside in society. Perhaps there is difficulty in remembering everything one has to observe in dealing with...

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Stop Obsessing about Credit

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/30 - 7:54am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Second Sunday of Luke And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For...

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Cheerful Giving

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/09/29 - 3:48pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind,...

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Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/09/29 - 8:20am

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church honours and celebrates the sacred memory of Blessed Kyriakos the Anchorite, who was born in Corinth in 408. His father was called Ioannis and was a priest, while his mother was Evdoxia. The then bishop of Corinth, Petros, who...

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

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/09/28 - 3:41pm

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 Introduction: A Summary of Where We’ve Come From  In the beginning was the...

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What are the passions and which are the worst of them all?

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/09/28 - 8:20am

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi (+2009)   Created as God-like from the beginning, man would not accept anything irrational in his thoughts and in his life. All his thoughts and his motions were proper since they had been illuminated by the divine Grace. As soon as he was deceived and severed...

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

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/09/27 - 3:26pm

  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  Introduction:  Core Values to Learn and Live By Train yourself in godliness;...

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A leap of joy

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/09/27 - 8:20am

Saint Amphilochios Makris   Cultivate the Jesus prayer and the time will come when your heart will leap for joy, as it does when you’re about to meet someone dear to you. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official...

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Protecting the Church We Love

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/09/26 - 10:30pm

The bark of the Christian Church sails through troubled waters these days. Mega-scandals have assaulted Christian communities throughout the United States and the world, scandals of a grave dimension, scandals which can only be described as sin, as the pervasiveness of evil, and as the failure of Christians and their...

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Be like your Father!

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/09/26 - 9:59am

Has anybody ever said you look like your father or your mother…or some other relative? Or maybe somebody told you that you act a little like one of your parents or grandparents—maybe your personality or your jokes or your interests. In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about how our Lord,...

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

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/09/26 - 9:48am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service Jesus said, “As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 Introduction – What’s the “Why? “Yea, at that time I...

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Do you want to see God?

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/09/26 - 8:27am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Abba Olympios recounts: ‘One time, a pagan priest came down to Skete and slept in my cell. When he saw the way the monks lived he asked me: “The way you live, do you never see anything of your God?” “No”, I answered. He went on....

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OCMC Welcomes New Candidates from Project Mexico for Training

OCMC News - Tue, 2018/09/25 - 12:00pm
This week we are pleased to welcome 5 individuals from Project Mexico to the Mission Center! They're here for the week to participate in the New Candidate Orientation (NCO) program, which...

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twenty-One

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/09/25 - 9:32am

  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...

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Submission to the Will of God

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/09/25 - 8:57am

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis, Theologian   In today’s Gospel reading, we see the call, the invitation from Christ, to three disciples, Peter, James and John (fishermen from Judea unknown to Him at that time), at Lake Gennesaret. Jesus uses Peter’s boat and makes a pulpit of it in order to preach...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twenty

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/09/24 - 4:04pm

  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...

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Saint Silouan, the great spiritual figure of the 20th century

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/09/24 - 8:20am

Alexandros Christodoulou   Saint Silouan the Athonite (24 September) Saint Siouan- Symeon Ivanovich Antonov, before his tonsure- was born in 1866 into a peasant family in the Tambov region of Russia. From the age of four he began wondering: ‘Where is this God? When I grow up, I’ll travel the...

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Called to Be Disciples

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/23 - 3:53pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. First Sunday of Luke While the people pressed upon Him to hear the word of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. And He saw two boats by the lake; but...

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Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/09/23 - 8:20am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to...

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On Preserving and Celebrating a Rich Heritage

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/09/22 - 5:27pm

  Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Art Dimopoulos, Executive Director of the National Hellenic Society.  The National Hellenic Society is a proud association of Greek American leaders, visionaries, and philanthropists who perpetuate and celebrate a rich heritage.  They discuss the organization’s mission and the importance of reaching...

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