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Memory Eternal! + Khouria Lynn Wilson

Antiochian Archdiocese - Sat, 2017/12/02 - 5:35pm

Khouria Lynn Wilson, wife of The Very Rev. Wayne Wilson of St. Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, CA, fell asleep in the Lord November 30, 2017. She had bravely fought cancer since March 2017 and has been an inspiration to all who witnessed her battle against this disease.

Khouria Lynn Diane Wilson was born September 21, 1950 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, where she lived until the age of 8 when her family, Frank, Barbara and sister Vicki moved to Orange County, California.

During her life, both before and during this time of trial, she has been a woman of faith, grace, generosity, hospitality and overall kindness to all.  She is survived by husband, Fr. Wayne, son Peter, daughter-in-law Alexandra, sister Vicki Oswald, sister-in-law Mary Salazar, and the extended family.

The service schedule will be as follows:

 Viewing and Memorial Trisagion

Wednesday, December 6 @ 7 PM  at St. Luke Church Garden Grove (13261 Dunklee Ave.)
Light reception to follow in their fellowship hall

 Funeral Service

Thursday, December 7 @ 10 AM at St. Luke Church
Procession to Westminster Memorial Park (14801 Beach Blvd.) and graveside service
Mercy Meal at St. Barnabas Church, Costa Mesa (3505 Cadillac Ave Bldg. G-3) to follow graveside service

May her memory be eternal, and may her soul dwell in paradise!

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The Mote and the Beam – 1

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/12/02 - 8:20am
James W. Lillie   At Matthew 7, 1-3, the Lord warns us about the danger of judging other people. “Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the mote […]

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Go Behind Enemy Lines with Mindy Belz

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/12/02 - 3:52am
Listen Now to a conversation with Mindy Belz in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to you through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network. ABOUT HANK HANEGRAAFF Hank is the author of more than twenty books, with more than a million copies in print. He is a regular […]

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The Man, The Myth

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/12/01 - 10:07am
Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses the meaning of the word myth and the Parable of the Sower.   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a Veteran of the United States Army, he has […]

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The Answer to Anxiety and Stress

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/12/01 - 9:48am
THE ANSWER TO ANXIETY AND STRESS Four Keys to Finding the Joy of Christ in Your Life, a Message from Fr. Christopher Makiej I want to talk to you today about the answer, the solution, to worry and anxiety in your life. There are so many people stressed, anxious, worried, pessimistic about life. But the Church […]

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On Saint Nicholas

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/12/01 - 9:20am
Listen Now.  Join us for the first interview of our special Christmas series for the month of December.  Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Adam C. English, Chair of the Department of Christian Studies and Professor of Christian Theology and Philosophy at Campbell University.  Dr. English is the author of  The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus: The […]

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Saint Filaretos the Charitable (1 December)

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/12/01 - 8:15am
Saint Filaretos was a fine example of virtue, especially that of performing good works. He lived at the time of Emperor Konstantinos Porfyroyennitos (Constantine Porphyrogenitus) and his mother, Eirini of Attica (joint reign 780-797). Filaretos was born in the village of Amnia in Gangra, Paphlagonia of devout parents. He married a woman called Theosevo and […]

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Our Bodies Are Supposed to Be Temples

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/12/01 - 7:25am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses from the Bible Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own.  I Corinthians 6:19   Good morning Prayer Team! […]

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Holy Communion: You Are Invited

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/11/30 - 9:53pm
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink His blood, you have no life in you…For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.” (John 6:53, 55). All of us have been invited to some friend house for dinner. Imagine going, sitting […]

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On Step Families

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/11/30 - 12:59pm
Listen Now.  Join us as we discuss step families, often a difficult subject to navigate, particularly during the holidays.  We discuss how they are created, and navigating how to become a family for the children by honoring their feelings and sense of belonging, as well as how children adjust to what is required of them […]

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Saint Andrew, Christ’s First-Called Disciple

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/11/30 - 8:20am
Alexandros Christodoulou   Andrew the Apostle was one of Christ’s twelve disciples. He came from Bethsaida, a town located on the western bank of Lake Tiberias. He worked in the family business run by his father, Jonah, which was based on the rich fishing to be had in the lake. From their occupation, we can […]

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Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/11/30 - 8:19am
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Alexei D. Krindatch, Research Coordinator,  Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America The study “Young Adults and Young Adult Ministries in American Orthodox Christian Parishes” has been released by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA. Download the study report here: Executive Summary (pdf) Full Report […]

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Would Anyone Mistake You for Jesus?

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/11/30 - 8:00am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses from the Bible “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:35   Good morning Prayer Team! For this morning’s message, I want to share with […]

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December 2017 Edition of The Word Now Available

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 10:18pm
Click cover to download:  december_2017_word_for_archdiocese.pdf Magazine Date:  12/2017

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

Celebrating Christmas Defines Us
by Bishop John

Pleading for the Lives of the People of the Middle East
by Sdn. Peter Samore and Sonia Chala Tower

I Would Fly Away and Be At Rest
by Sdn. Peter Samore

The Ghost of Past Christmas Presents
by Fr. Joseph Huneycutt

Wisdom From St. Clement of Rome
by Fr. Daniel Daly

Updates from Christian Education, our seminarians, The Order of St. Ignatius...

...and much more!

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Ordo 2018, Western Rite Liturgical Guide, Available for Purchase

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 9:08pm

Ordo 2018 (the liturgical guide for Western Rite parishes) is now available for purchase through Lulu. There is a 40% discount on all Lulu products (except eBooks) which expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2017.

The Ordo contains the rubrics for praying the Benedictine office, the Mass (Divine Liturgy), and the daily lectionary for the English Office according to the use and calendar of the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate.

Use this code when ordering to get the discount: CYBER40.

Order now

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St. Andrew the First-Called Apostle + November 30

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 12:55pm

Let us acclaim Andrew, the preacher of the Faith and servant of the Word. For he fisheth men out of the deep, holding in his hands the Rood instead of a rod; letting down its power like a fishing line, he draweth up souls from the error of the enemy, and offereth them as a wellpleasing gift unto God. O ye faithful let us ever extol him with the choir of Christ’s disciples, that he might intercede with Him to be gracious unto us in the Day of Judgment.

+Doxasticon, Tone 8

Let us praise the divine leader and namesake of courage, first-called disciple and Peter's kinsman. For as of old Christ called to him so he now calls to us: Come, we have found the Desired One.

+Kontakion, Tone 2

On November 30 in the Holy Orthodox Church we commemorate the holy, glorious, and all-laudable Apostle Andrew the First-Called.

Andrew endureth an inverted crucifixion, appearing feet upward in truth and not in shadow.
On the thirtieth Andrew braved a cross head downward.

He was the son of Jonah and brother of Peter, was born in Bethsaida and was a fisherman by trade. At first he was a disciple of John the Baptist, but when the Forerunner pointed to the Lord Jesus, saying, “Behold the Lamb of God!” (John 1:36), Andrew left his first teacher and followed Christ. Then, Andrew brought his brother Peter to the Lord. Following the descent of the Holy Spirit, it fell by lot to Andrew to preach the Gospel in Byzantium and Thrace, then in the lands along the Danube and in Russia around the Black Sea, and finally in Epirus, Greece and the Peloponnesos, where he suffered. In Kiev, he planted a Cross on a high place and prophesied a bright Christian future for the Russian people. In the city of Patras, he performed many miracles in the name of Christ, and won many over to the Lord. Among the new faithful were the brother and wife of the Proconsul Aegeates. Angered at this, Aegeates subjected Andrew to torture and then crucified him. While the apostle of Christ was still alive on the cross, he gave beneficial instructions to the Christians who had gathered around. The people wanted to take him down from the cross but he refused to let them. Then the apostle prayed to God and an extraordinary light encompassed him, which lasted for half an hour. When it disappeared, the apostle gave up his holy soul to God. Thus, the First-called Apostle, the first of the Twelve Great Apostles to know the Lord and follow Him, finished his earthly course. Andrew suffered for his Lord in the year 62.

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Does it Ring a Bell?

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 9:57am
Watch Now.  Join us as Fr. Marcantoni discusses love, doing good, lending and expecting nothing in return.   Photo credit: Huffington Post ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a Veteran of the United States Army, he […]

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They feel alone

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 9:30am
Elder Tadej Vitovničk   There are times when people despair and lose heart, which, in its own way, is a kind of pride. If people love the things of this world, they’re sure to be brought to disappointment, because they aren’t going to find God in them. All people feel alone at some time or […]

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Be quiet?

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 8:24am
Has anybody ever told you to be quiet? If you were a little too loud at home, your parents probably told you to keep it down. It’s hard to keep quiet when you really want to say something! Today we read the Gospel passage about the blind man, whom Jesus healed. This poor man was […]

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The Three Saints of Pain and Hope

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/11/29 - 8:12am
Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   It’s a profound conviction of the Orthodox Church that every epoch has its own saints and there’s not a single age without them. In every era, the saints are proof and demonstration of the grace of Christ, the love of the Father and the communion of the […]

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