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The Perspective of the Two Elders

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/10/09 - 8:20am
It was a pleasure to see how Elders Paisios and Elder Porfyrios thought about each other. One of the monks said to Elder Paisios: ‘I’d like to talk to you about something I’ve discussed with Elder Porfyrios’. ‘If you’ve talked to Elder Porfyrios, you don’t need to talk to me as well, because he’s a […]

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The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/10/09 - 3:05am
Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time October 8th Lesson: The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness We are a theology of wholeness but a people of division – or so it seems per the latter. But is this true? Are we really as divided as it may appear? In this week’s […]

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October 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

Antiochian Archdiocese - Sun, 2017/10/08 - 5:40pm
Click cover to download:  october_2017_word_for_archdiocese.pdf Magazine Date:  10/2017

The October 2017 issue of The Word is now available and contains the following articles:

Marriage Crowns of Victory, Royalty, and Martyrdom
by Nicholas Mamey

Stewardship: Getting Completely Wet
by John Kaloulis

Principles of Child Rearing
by John D. Dalack, PhD

The Martyrdom of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
by Julia Ritter

A Ministry of Mentorship
by Thomas G. Saba

Doors Open, Lights On, Floors Swept, Priest Paid
by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

A Word About a Great Man of God
by Economos Antony Gabriel

Some Thoughts on Orthodox Unity in North America
by Archpriest Michael Laffoon

...and more!

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Benefits to Society from Cross-bearing Christians

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/10/08 - 8:20am
Dr. Haralambis Bousias   The faithful who cheerfully shoulder their Cross are the basis of a well-regulated state, one which builds its progress on Christian morality, selfless love, active hope, harmony and mutual understanding. Cross-bearing Christians are the bulwark against the moral and economic crisis in our society. The moral decline of people who don’t […]

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The Power of Christ

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/10/08 - 7:37am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. 3rd Sunday of Luke Soon afterward He went to a city called Nain, and His disciples and a great crowd went with Him. As He drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died […]

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Reflections on the Concordia Annual Summit

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/10/07 - 8:59pm
The annual Concordia Summit took place in New York City on September 18 and 19. It has been more than a week now, and my mind is still trying to grasp and understand how impactful this event has been, not only for the attendees but for everyone else out there. Numerous people, different organizations–both public […]

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Funeral Arrangements for Bishop ANTOUN of Thrice-Blessed Memory

Antiochian Archdiocese - Sat, 2017/10/07 - 2:22pm
NOTE: The Facebook livestream of Tuesday's services will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, on the Archdiocese Facebook page. The page is public; users do NOT need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Visitation/Viewing at Saint George Cathedral, 320 Palermo Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida
7:00 p.m. - Funeral Service (Order for a Bishop) at Cathedral
Mercy Meal in Cathedral Hall after Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:30 a.m. Final Visitation at Cathedral
9:00 a.m. - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Cathedral
Funeral Service (Order for a Layman) immediately after Liturgy
Mercy Meal in Cathedral Hall after Funeral Service
Afternoon Departure of casket to Pennsylvania via Miami International Airport

Thursday, October 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - Burial Service at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania
Mercy Meal at Antiochian Village

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Bishop ANTOUN Memorial Fund" earmarked for and payable to "Camp Saint Thekla" (Camp of Diocese of Miami and the Southeast). All donations will be collected at the Cathedral on October 10–11, 2017.

Transportation and Hotel

Nearest Airport: Miami International Airport - ten minutes to Saint George Cathedral

Hotel Information (all hotels few minutes from Saint George Cathedral):

Courtyard by Marriott
2051 S LeJeune Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Last day to book in block: 10/6/17 (rooms may be available but at a higher rate after this date)
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Miami Coral Gables for 149.00 USD per night.
Telephone (305) 443-2301) reference "SAINT GEORGE CATHEDRAL BLOCK" or
Book online: Book your group rate for St. George Cathedral Group

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
50 Alhambra Plaza,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Last day to book in block: 10/5/17 (rooms may be available but at a higher rate after this date)
$119 single/double occupancy
Telephone (1-888-421-1442 toll free) reference "SAINT GEORGE CATHEDRAL"
Hyatt Booking link

Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables
www.hotelcolannade.com
180 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Telephone (305) 441-2600

Biltmore Hotel Miami Coral Gables
www.biltmorehotel.com
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Telephone (855) 311-6903

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The Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/10/07 - 8:10am
Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   These bold and holy martyrs of the Christian faith were, at one time, officers at the impartial court, in the reign of Maximian. This impious emperor appreciated them particularly for their bravery, wisdom, and loyalty to his person. But when he was told that his two noble courtiers were Christians, his […]

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Cheerful Giving

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/10/07 - 7:39am
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, not reluctantly or under compulsion, […]

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On Music, Tradition, and the Orthodox Church

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/10/06 - 4:34pm
Listen Now.  Join us as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Alex Milas, Executive Director of PaTRAM, Patriarch Tikhon Russian American Music Institute.  PaTRAM’s mission is to cultivate and promote the beauty and spiritual depth of Russian Orthodox liturgical arts in general and choral singing in particular, in both the English and Slavonic Languages. PaTRAM […]

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Take Two

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/10/06 - 9:03am
Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the repentant life and taking responsibility for our lives and ourselves, by asking ourselves, “what have I done, what have I failed to do, and what by God’s grace do I hope to better. ”   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of […]

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How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-2

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/10/06 - 8:12am
Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Therefore, the prophets were advocating repentance and a return to the Lord’s path. When all is said and done, everything is futile; both our well being and our wealth, even the accomplishment of our country’s liberation (translator’s note: from Turkish occupation) is a secular event. The Lord wishes people firstly […]

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When Life Moves Too Fast, Focus on Today

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/10/06 - 7:53am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses of the Bible Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.  Matthew 6:34   Good morning Prayer Team! There is no doubt that […]

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Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 8:06pm
September 24th Lesson: The Sabbath Today: Sacred or Secular? “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy” is the fourth of the ten commandments, but forget the Sabbath Day and keep it secular, or keep it like the other six days may be a more accurate description of many of our Sundays. So many Sunday […]

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Axios! Axios! Holy Synod of Antioch Elects Two New Metropolitans

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 5:02pm

His Grace Bishop Ignacio (Semaan)The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie)By the grace of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Synod of Antioch, under the presidency of His Beatitude Patriarch John X, elected two new metropolitan archbishops in its current session at St. Elias Patriarchal Monastery in Shwayya, Lebanon. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, primate of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, participated in the elections.

His Grace Bishop Ignacio (Semaan) is the new metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Mexico, Central America, Venezuela and the Caribbean. He succeeds His Eminence Metropolitan Antonio (Chedraoui) who reposed in the Lord this past June, after leading his archdiocese for 51 years. Sayidna Ignacio served as an auxiliary bishop in Mexico for the past six years and as patriarchal vicar of the widowed archdiocese.

According to the Mexican Archdiocese, Sayidna Ignacio received a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Damascus; He received a degree in Theology from the Institute of St. John of Damascus, University of Balamand, Lebanon, in 2001. He was director of the Choir of Byzantine Sacred Music of that institution from 1997-2001. He also studied in the Department of Liturgics of the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie) is the metropolitan-elect of the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, Oceana and the Philippines. He also served as the patriarchal vicar of the widowed archdiocese following the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Paul (Saliba) this past July, after leading the Australian Archdiocese for 18 years. Fr. Basilios has served as pastor of the Church of the Dormition in Mount Prichard, Sydney, New South Wales. Details of Fr. Basilios' consecration to the sacred episcopacy are still being formulated.

Sayidna Joseph congratulates both men on behalf of the hierarchs, clergy, board of trustees and laity of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America. Metropolitan Joseph prays, and asks for the prayers of the Archdiocesan clergy and faithful, to Almighty God that He will bless the new ministries of Metropolitan Ignacio and Metropolitan-elect Basilios and all of the clergy and faithful of the Archdioceses of Mexico and Australia.

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When You Are Anxious

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 9:32am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses of the Bible But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.  Matthew 6:33   Good morning Prayer Team! What things make you the most anxious?  The answer […]

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On Preparing for Marriage – Starting Off on the Right Foot

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 8:50am
Listen Now.  Are you getting married this year?  Have you been to a pre-marital class?  Join us for this discussion on topics you should talk about prior to getting married such as spiritual life, life long goals, and the meanings of your marriage commitment. For more, check out this article on marriage from the Pew […]

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We could hide

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 8:20am
When people are in a state of grace, the soul is calm and serene. No-one can provoke them to anger. And then, it’s expected that such people will make a conscious decision to reject evil. They have to defeat all the enemies of their soul while they’re still in this life. Our enemies aren’t made […]

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Blessed Namesday to Bishop Thomas!

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2017/10/05 - 7:10am

His Grace Bishop Thomas' namesday is October 6, Thomas the Apostle of the Twelve. Many years, Master!
Readings and Inspiration from the Diocese of Charleston
Read about St. Thomas the Apostle

Thomas, the faithful servant and disciple of Christ, filled with divine grace, cried out from the depth of his love: "You are my Lord and my God!"
Kontakion — Tone 4

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Fasting and Prayer

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/10/04 - 10:23pm
The Great Canon of St. Andrew says, “When the Lord had fasted for forty days in the wilderness, He at last became hungry, showing His human nature. Do not be despondent, my soul, if the enemy attacks you, but let him be beaten off by prayer and fasting.” [Matthew 4:1-11; 17:21; Mark 9:29] Prayer and […]

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