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On Youth and the Church

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/09 - 10:27am
Listen Now    Join us today as we discuss the topic of ministering to youth, and how we can engage them and minister to them in a sustainable way that allows them to find their purpose in the Church.  Guest host Fr. Michael Marcantoni first speaks with Katrina Bitar, the Program Director of Yes, Youth […]

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The easy life?

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/09 - 9:49am
Wouldn’t it be great to spend your whole life relaxing, kicking back, eating good food, and enjoying the easy life? A happy, comfortable, pain-free life. Sounds good at first…but would it really be so good? Today’s epistle reading is a letter Saint Paul wrote to the people of Corinth. The new Christians there were getting too […]

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Abbot Damascene: Holy Mountain

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/09 - 9:30am
Watch Now “Athos is the motherland of orthodox monasticism in the world!”: In this part of his interview to Pemptousia, Archimandrite Damascene talks about his experience of his visits to Athos, the Holy Mountain. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops […]

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First Discourse on the Beatitudes

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/09 - 8:10am
Saint Gregory of Nyssa   When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’. Come, let us ascend the mountain of the […]

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Be Quick to Forgive When Something Goes Wrong  

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/09 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual should restore him in […]

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“Secure attachments and forming a healthy christian family” Dr. George Stavros Ph. D.

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/08 - 10:56pm
“We are made to love and be loved” says Dr. Stavros as he unravels attachment theory and its relationship to Orthodox Christian theology. Dr. George Stavros is Executive Director of the Danielsen Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Boston University. His research interests are in psychotherapy and spirituality, psychotherapy training, and the intersection of […]

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Prayers Needed

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/08 - 9:25am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  Matthew 18:20 For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.  Psalm 91:11   Good morning Prayer Team! For nearly two and […]

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Moses and the Vision of God

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/08 - 8:15am
Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor   The vision of God is presented in the Holy Scriptures in two different forms which appear to be mutually exclusive. Some passages characterize the vision of God as an impossibility. In the book of Exodus, for example, God tells Moses: “You cannot see My face; for no man can see […]

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CrossRoad Theological Program: Our Call to Follow the Road to Christ

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 9:58pm
Each summer, Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA, hosts more than 60 Orthodox teenagers for CrossRoad, an incredibly enriching, 10-day theological program based on the topic of vocation. During these 10 short days, the participants immerse themselves in the Faith, form friendships with fellow Orthodox from around the country that last a lifetime, and […]

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Anita’s Story

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 9:19pm
Anita Devlin shines the light in the darkness, telling her story of the struggle with addiction, a crisis that is hitting American families today. Breaking the silence she is raising awareness to the national epidemic the country is facing. Speaking at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology at Brookline, Massachusetts, she touched […]

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Caring for Our Aging Parents

Ancient Faith Radio - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 1:39pm
On a new "Family Matters," the podcast of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care, Fr. Alexander Goussetis talks with Dr. Thomas Miller (Hospice Physician) on questions and issues for families to consider while caring for their elderly parents.
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Transfiguration

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 9:40am
Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There are blessed or tragic moments when we can see a person revealed to us in a light with a depth, with an awesome beauty which we have never suspected before. It happens when our eyes are open, at […]

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Jonathan Jackson: The Subversion of Social Structures Today

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 8:10am
Watch Now “The word became flesh”: this revolutionary truth is the base of the real distinction for every human and social structure under the light of Jesus Christ. With these words Jonathan Jackson in this part of his interview to Pemptousia interprets the pointless efforts of the modern man for moral and spiritual autonomy. Source: […]

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Be Content With What You Have

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/07 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23 Let us have no self-conceit, no provoking of one another, no envy of one another.  Galatians 5:26   […]

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As Far As We Can Understand

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/06 - 9:20am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. And He was transfigured before them, and His face […]

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The Transfiguration of the Saviour

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/06 - 8:05am
Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor   The Transfiguration of the Saviour occupies a central position in the Orthodox Church and theology. It is the event that reveals the glory of the Church and of the faithful. It is the evidence of the new situation that entered history through the advent of Christ. At the Transfiguration, Christ […]

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Following YOUR Path to Salvation

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/08/05 - 9:02am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and […]

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Blessed Irene οf Chryssovalantou Monastery – 28 July

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/08/05 - 8:20am
Blessed Irene was born in Cappadocia, into the bosom of a rich and noble family, after the death of the iconoclast emperor Theofilos (842). When Theodora became regent, she searched the empire for a wife for her son, Michael III (842-867). The imperial envoys took note of the beauty and nobility of Irene and sent […]

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Falling on our Faces: the Feast of the Transfiguration

Ancient Faith Radio - Fri, 2017/08/04 - 11:11am
We consider the physicality of Matthew 17:1-13, 2 Corinthians 4:6 and 2 Peter 1:19-21 in the light of the experiences of Moses (Exodus 24 and 34), Elijah (1 Kings 19) Daniel (Dan 10:5-10) and the prophecy of Malachi 4. The transformation which comes in seeing and hearing God affects the whole of who we are!
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Rise and have no fear

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/08/04 - 9:52am
Have you ever been afraid of something… but you wanted to see it anyway? Maybe a movie with a scary part? Something in real life even? Today in the Gospel we hear about a time the disciples were afraid. Today, we celebrate one of the 12 great feasts of our Church—the Transfiguration.  That’s the day […]

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