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Palm Sunday

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/01 - 8:20am

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. (Mark 11:1–11, Matthew 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19). In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday...

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Come with the Joy of a Child

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/01 - 7:40am

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 Palm Sunday The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.  So they took...

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The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/04/01 - 7:30am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Palm Sunday Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of...

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Lazarus Saturday

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/03/31 - 8:15am

Fr. Lev Gillet   Strictly speaking, Lent ends on the Friday which follows the fifth Sunday of Lent: the period of forty days is then over. The time of the Passion lasts from the end of Lent until the Resurrection, anticipated on Holy Saturday. It therefore comprises the Saturday which...

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Come and Hang Out With People Just Like You

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/03/31 - 7:35am

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 Saturday of Lazarus When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met Him, while Mary sat in the house.  Martha said to...

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/03/31 - 7:30am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication...

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On the Topic of Systemic Racism

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 7:38pm

Listen Now.  Join us for a discussion on the topic of systemic racism and what the Bible has to say, and what the Lord teaches on this very difficult subject.  Fr. Chris has an excellent conversation with Dean Borgman, the Charles E. Culpeper Professor of Youth Ministries at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary...

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They’re unactivated

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 8:20am

Saint Saint Seraphim of Sarov   If you want to be saved, your heart has to be in a state of repentance and contrition. When people try to have a humble heart and a peaceful mind, then none of the machinations of the enemy is set in motion. Because where...

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Be Transformed

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 7:51am

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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Isaiah 66:10-24

Daily Readings and Saints - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 12:00am
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Genesis 49:33-50:26

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Proverbs 31:8-31

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A Posture of Joy

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 10:18pm

I’ve been surprised by something recently that I shouldn’t have been surprised by: joy isn’t a by-product of happiness. In December on the Feast of St. Stephen, I married the most wonderful man I’ve ever known, who loves me in a deeper and more beautiful way than I ever even...

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Easter before Easter, the Annunciation of the Resurrection

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 8:28am

Father Nikolaos Patsalos   This year, the 5th Sunday in Lent coincided with the great feast of the Mother of God, her Annunciation. We’d left the middle of Lent the previous Sunday, that of John of the Ladder, and, instead of the 5th being centred on the great desert ascetic,...

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The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Nineteen

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/03/29 - 7:42am

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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What I learned from “The Greek Freak”

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/03/28 - 2:39pm

Originally published in our Sounding Blog in January 2017, the OCN is again sharing this post as Giannis Antetokounmpo of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks is making news again.  For more on this story, check out this video from CBS News 60 Minutes.    There are times I find it difficult to...

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Following Christ – today and always!

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/03/28 - 12:58pm

Today is Palm Sunday! This is the day we celebrate when our Lord, Jesus Christ came into Jerusalem. This was a big celebration for Jesus’s followers then, and it still is a big celebration for Jesus’s followers today! Lots and lots of people lined up to welcome Christ into Jerusalem....

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The Cost of Discipleship—The Distorted Image and What It Means to Surrender—Part Eighteen

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/03/28 - 10:18am

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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He cleared it

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/03/28 - 8:20am

Saint John Chrysostom   Just as the surface of the ground often can’t be seen because of the rank weeds and thorns, so the nobility and purity of the soul was often not visible until the Farmer of human nature lit the fire of the Holy Spirit, cleared it and...

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The Transformative Power of the Cross

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/03/27 - 10:57pm

Leading up to Holy Week, the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, it is important to learn what the cross is and what it means to us. The cross today is a sign of glory and victory to many people. To some it’s a fashion statement. But during the time...

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