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Saint Isaak the Syrian and the Wisdom of his Ascetical Homilies

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/09/30 - 8:15am
Feast day: 28 September Not much can be stated with certainty about the life of Saint Isaak. He is believed to have been born in Beth Qatrye (‘region of the Qatars’) in the Arab peninsula, near the Persian Gulf. He entered a monastery as a young man, was consecrated Bishop of Nineveh, didn’t enjoy being […]

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Spiritual Reflections on 30 Under Thirty

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/29 - 10:27pm
“As God illumines all people equally with the light of the sun, so do those who desire to imitate God let shine an equal ray of love on all people.” (St. Basil the Great) I had the privilege on Saturday, September 9, to attend the first annual 30 Under 30 event at Hellenic College Holy […]

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Just Following Orders

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/29 - 9:03am
Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the Church, and how our membership within the Body of Christ is bound up, at least in part, by our response to our neighbor.  The Ekklesia is not somewhere else, the Church is not someone else and it is not some external association to which we merely belong. It […]

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Saint Kyriakos the Anachorite

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/29 - 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 was Kyriakos’ uncle on his […]

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How You Find and Use Go-To Verses  

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/09/29 - 7:52am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses from the Bible For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.  Romans 15:4   Good morning Prayer […]

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What Is a Go-To Verse?

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/09/28 - 11:19am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses of the Bible Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.  Proverbs 30:5   Good morning Prayer Team! Today we begin a new unit, a unit […]

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When You Pray

Ancient Faith Radio - Thu, 2017/09/28 - 9:55am
On a new "Ex Libris," the podcast of Ancient Faith Publishing, Bobby Maddex interviews Joseph Letendre, the author of the new AFP book When You Pray: A Practical Guide to an Orthodox Life of Prayer.
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October 2017: Archdiocese Youth Month

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2017/09/28 - 9:09am

October is the month when the Archdiocese introduces teens to the many opportunities to minister in the Church. The youth "are encouraged to read the Epistle, chant and sing in the choir, assist in church school, and give sermons approved by the priest," explains Department of Youth Chairman The Very Rev. Dr. Joseph Purpura. 

Another way teens can get involved in their parishes is to participate in the Creative Arts, Bible Bowl, and Oratorical Festivals. This year’s theme, selected by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, is "They continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers." (Acts 2:42)

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An unknown modern hero -1

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/09/28 - 9:08am
Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mr. Dobri Dobrev is a 98 year old man who lost his hearing in the second world war. He walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes to the city of Sofya, where he spends the day begging for money. Though a well known fixture around several of the city’s […]

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Hank Unplugged: Sin-Based Economics with Benjamin Wiker

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 7:03pm
Listen Now to a conversation with Benjamin Wiker, writer of A Meaningful World and many other books, in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to your 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 […]

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Real Break Registration Opens for College Students

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 5:08pm

During the 2018 Spring Break, college students have the opportunity to make a real change for those less fortunate through Orthodox Christian Fellowship's Real Break program.

Real Break is an alternative spring break service-learning program designed to provide college students with life-transforming experiences that strengthen their faith and broaden their Christian world-view. OCF offers several trips to locations all around the globe where students have the opportunity to serve and minister to the poor with compassion and humility.

Register today!

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Memory Eternal! + Lorraine Husson-Ferris

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 4:57pm

Memory Eternal! + Lorraine Husson-Ferris, daughter of the late Fr. Nicholas and Kh. Mary Husson, quietly fell asleep at the age of 95 early this morning in Wichita, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband George and her three sisters: Beulah Farha of Wichita, KS, Vivian Coury of Garden Grove, CA, and Virginia Farah of El Paso, TX (whose Virginia H. Farah Foundation has supported numerous Antiochian Orthodox projects for many years).

Lorraine is survived by five children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The funeral will be served this Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Wichita, KS. Condolences may be sent to the family at contact@farahfoundation.org.

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The meeting point

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 9:30am
Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Observation of the commandments and patience in trials are typical of the meaning of the Cross and blessed are they who willingly agree to shoulder it. Those who accept this meaning of the Cross as faithful Christians are patient in a different way. They accept it as a call from […]

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The easy way

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 9:27am
Have you ever taken a test? Sometimes you might have some hard questions to answer. Some of them might be kind of easy. And on a test, sometimes the hard ones and the easy ones might be all mixed up together. The gospel reading today tells us about the hard things and the easy thing […]

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Saint Silouan and the Quest for God

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 8:25am
Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) The boundless love of the Triune Trinity for the whole of humankind is always revealed, even if it’s doubted and not easy to see. The Fathers teach that God’s creative, providential and cohesive energy radiates throughout the whole world and all creation. And His sanctifying and deifying energy is poured […]

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Be Blessed and Rejoice When It’s Hard

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/09/27 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.  Matthew 5:11-12 […]

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Christian Education Department Kicks off Sunday School Year with New Resources

Antiochian Archdiocese - Tue, 2017/09/26 - 5:18pm

The Christian Education team of the Antiochian Archdiocese, headed by Director Carole Buleza, is passionate about transmitting the faith to the next generation, and the resource-rich Christian Education section on antiochian.org reflects this. An extensive upgrade to the Christian Education pages launched to coincide with the start of the Sunday School year includes an entirely new Creative Festivals 2018 section for 2017-2018.

Highlights of the new material available are:

In the main Christian Education section, the latest teacher training events are featured. 

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Midwest Clergy and Laity Fall Gathering + October 12-15, 2017

Antiochian Archdiocese - Tue, 2017/09/26 - 3:59pm

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Bishop Anthony proudly announces the Diocese of Toledo's upcoming Clergy Retreat and Fall Gathering, hosted by Fr. John Winfrey and the faithful of St. George Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

This event is for all of our clergy, and members of our Antiochian Women, Teen SOYO, and Young Adult ministries.

Please see the flyer for details.

 

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Our Relationship with God: 9. Spiritual progress

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/09/26 - 8:30am
Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   As Christ descended first to the nethermost parts of the earth and then ascended above the heavens, so humble love raises up a ladder in the heart of man. The same ladder which Christ used to descend to man, man uses to ascend to God, for ‘in his heart […]

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Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/09/26 - 8:00am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10   Good morning Prayer Team! Those who stand up for righteousness are often persecuted in the world.  It […]

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