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Are Ideals Dangerous?

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/07/31 - 9:30am
Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   The occasion for the composition of this text was the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople. On days of historic anniversaries, we generally turn to the ideals which formed the motivating force behind the important events. As ideological imperatives, ideals are transformed when societies themselves change. This […]

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Jonathan Jackson: The Outreach of the Church to People Today

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/07/31 - 8:10am
In this part of his interview in Pemptousia, Jonathan Jackson sheds light on inner life of Orthodox Christians. He said that Orthodoxy is neither rejection of the world nor darkness. Under the apparent strictness of the orthodox asceticism and liturgy is hidden the real joy. Among the monastics there is holy and healing humor, which […]

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Responsible Control

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/07/31 - 7:39am
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 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the […]

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Defining Orthodoxy: The Eternal, Timeless Love Story of God and Man

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/07/30 - 10:40pm
Recently I had a fascinating conversation with a childhood friend of mine who is an atheist. He asked me, “What is the core essence of Orthodox Christianity?” and “Why do you live and pray the way you do? Why does this stuff matter to you?” Here is my reflection after our encounter. The Heart of […]

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Dormition Fast Begins on August 1st

Antiochian Archdiocese - Sun, 2017/07/30 - 12:20pm

The Theotokos, the Virgin Mary, was “blessed amongst women,” and she was chosen “to bear the Savior of our souls.” Orthodox Christians consider her to be the Queen of all the saints and angels.

Knowing that she is eternally present at the throne of God interceding for mankind, we pray for her love, guidance, and protection. Every year the Orthodox Church sets aside the first fourteen days of August in honor of the Virgin Mary. This fast period is climaxed on August 15th, when the Church gathers to celebrate the Great Feast of the Dormition (Falling-Asleep) of the Theotokos.

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When You Offer Something to God, He Multiplies It

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/07/30 - 8:35am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. As Jesus went ashore He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This is a lonely place, and the day is now […]

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Economic Crisis – The Role of the Church

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/07/30 - 8:10am
Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania addressed the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches which met in September 2012 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Hania, Crete. As always, he spoke with a clear message, on this occasion undertaking a pointed examination of the causes […]

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The Need for Unity in the Church

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/07/29 - 8:30am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. For […]

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The Holy Martyr Silouan of the Lavra of Saint Sergius

OCN Now - Sat, 2017/07/29 - 8:20am
The Holy Martyr Silouan, the disciple and biographer of Saint Maximos the Confessor, known as ‘the Greek’, of the Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi, was a saintly monk of the Lavra of Saint Sergius. He was imbued with the same spirit as his Elder and teacher and proved to be his rival in spiritual knowledge. He […]

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St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church Presents Blessing of the First Responders

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/07/28 - 9:41am
St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church Reverent Gabriel Bilas – Rector St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church Presents Blessing of the First Responders FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fenton, MI – On Sunday, July 23rd the faithful of St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church guided by Fr. Gabriel Bilas invited local first responders and their families to have their emergency vehicles blessed followed by a fellowship cookout. In […]

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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [6]

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/07/28 - 8:20am
Let me now mention some other teachings and advice the Elder gave. Regarding the so-called ‘enlightened’ laywomen who supposedly see revealing visions, apparitions of Saints, talk all the time with Our Most Holy Lady and so on, the Elder, generally speaking, didn’t have a good opinion (unless it was an exception, such as the devout […]

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Control of our Bodies

OCN Now - Fri, 2017/07/28 - 7:57am
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 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” […]

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Hank Unplugged: Cranial Candy for the Soul

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/07/27 - 8:53pm
Listen Now to a conversation with Larry Johnston, on Christian ministry 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 a million copies in print. He is […]

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Spiritual but Not Religious

Ancient Faith Radio - Thu, 2017/07/27 - 11:19am
On a new "The 153," the podcast of the Antiochian Department of Missions and Evangelism," Fr. John Finley addresses the ills of being "community-less"—spiritual but not religious—in Yuma, Arizona.
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Let’s Talk About It – Family Insights Podcast Series

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/07/27 - 9:17am
Join us today as we discuss Postpartum Depression and how women involved in a faith community may have additional stressors that prevent them from seeking help.  Voicing the struggle and depression that sometimes come along with a new baby can seem to imply that you are overlooking the joy in your new “bundle of joy” […]

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Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/07/27 - 8:10am
Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was not only very rich but was well known for his zeal in idol worship; whereas his mother St. Euboule was a faithful Orthodox Christian full of Holy Spirit, love and […]

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SELF-Control

OCN Now - Thu, 2017/07/27 - 8:02am
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 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.  Proverbs 25:28   Good […]

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Cradle or Convert? A Trend in Orthodoxy

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 11:00pm
Not long ago my mother and I visited her hometown parish for their annual food festival. My mom still has family and friends there, so it was a wonderful opportunity to visit and reconnect. While there I noticed a table with literature and signage. As I approached, I saw titles such as, “What is Orthodoxy?” […]

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Memory Eternal! + Kh. Helen Kahle

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 5:47pm

Memory Eternal! + Khouria Helen S. Kahle, 87, of Emmaus, PA, passed away July 26, 2017 at Lehigh Center, Macungie. She was the wife of the late Very Rev. John (Robert) Kahle (+2008), the founding pastor of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA.

Born in Emmaus, Helen was the daughter of the late John and Kathryn (Slota) Sikorski. She was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 1948, and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Helen served several medical practices as a registered nurse for many years.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Kahle and his wife, Karen, James Kahle and his wife, Rebecca; and daughters Anne Boyle, Susan Crouthamel and her husband, David, Karen Buss and her husband, Mark, Patricia Domyan and her husband, Mark, Barbara Parker and her husband, Peter; fourteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Julia Kooker. 

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

  • Sunday, July 30: Viewing 3-5 pm at Bachman Kulik Reinsmith Funeral Home in Emmaus, PA (225 Elm St.), with a Trisagion Memorial at 4:30pm
  • Monday, July 31: Viewing 10-11 am, Funeral 11 am at St. Paul Orthodox Church in Emmaus (156 E. Main St.)

Khouria Helen's obituary can be read on Legacy.com. Contributions in her memory can be made to St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Emmaus, PA.

May her memory be eternal!

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Classical Learning Resource Center Joins Forces with St. Raphael School

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 2:57pm

 

 


Listen to the Ancient Faith Radio interview about CLRC and St. Raphael

The Classical Learning Resource Center (CLRC) was founded eight years ago by Antiochian Orthodox Christians, Subdeacon John and Anne Van Fossen of Naples, ID, with the blessing and encouragement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph. The CLRC provides live, interactive, online classes in a wide variety of subject areas. It serves both homeschooled students and students in public and private schools. Eager learners connect with outstanding instructors in a dynamic educational community. CLRC teachers currently include six instructors with PhDs, ten with MAs, an abbess, and a priest. All of the administrative staff, eighteen of the twenty-two teachers, and about half of the students are Orthodox.

This year the CLRC is joining forces with another Orthodox provider of online classes – the St. Raphael School. Saint Raphael School is a warm community of Orthodox educators, parents, and students. The center of the St. Raphael school is its integrated, literature based, liberal arts curriculum which is firmly rooted in the Orthodox faith.

Combining their efforts will allow the Classical Learning Resource Center and St. Raphael School to more effectively provide parents with the resources they need to craft an exceptional education for their children.

Registration for Fall 2017 is still open for both the Classical Learning Resource Center and St. Raphael school.

 

 

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