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St. Sophia Library Book Club

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 1:47pm
Every month the St. Sophia library at the Consistory of the UOC of the USA hosts a book club and they have invited The OCN and our followers to join along in their discussion. This month’s book selection was the Prayer Book of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.  Fr. Anthony Perkins lead the discussion focused […]

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Be a Part of the Convention Via Facebook Live!

Antiochian Archdiocese - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 11:23am

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There has never been a better time to "like" and "share" the Antiochian Archdiocese Facebook page! All week long the team will be live streaming events from the floor of the 53rd Biennial Antiochian Archdiocese Convention (#AC2017Miami), hosted by St. George Cathedral and taking place at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood (Miami), Florida.

For the first time ever, Metropolitan Joseph's address to the General Assembly on the state of the Archdiocese will be carried live on Friday, July 28, at approximately 11 am EST. Additionally, watch for the speeches by the seven regional Oratorical Festival diocesan winners on Saturday morning, July 29, at approximately 11 am EST. They will be speaking on the Conference theme, "My house shall be a house of prayer for all nations."

Facebook visitors will also be able to view the live presentations offered at the Grand Banquet on Saturday, July 29, where His Grace Bishop Antoun will be honored for his eight decades of service to the Orthodox Church.

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“All ate and were filled”

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 9:17am
Have you heard a story of a miracle—a true story that happened even today? In the Bible, we hear lots of stories of Christ’s miracles. Today, we hear the familiar miracle story of the feeding of the 5,000. You know, when Jesus fed the huge crowd of hungry people with just five loaves of bread […]

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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [5]

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 9:15am
For those whose parents are seriously ill, the Elder advised that they should do whatever good and kind deed they can for their parents, to care for them lovingly, to give them affectionate attention and treat them with the tenderness they would a baby, to look after them in every possible way, and also even […]

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Wanting the Best for Those Around Us

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 8:45am
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 But the wisdom from Above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and […]

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The Holy and Blessed Martyr Paraskevi (26 July)

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/07/26 - 8:00am
Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite A Saint who passed through fire and iron* This saint lived at the time of Emperor Antoninus, about the year 140. She came from a village near Old Rome [as opposed to New Rome, i.e. Constantinople] and was the daughter of Christian parents, called Agathon and Politeia. They were meticulous in […]

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Announcing Orthodox Christian Network 30 Under 30 Award Recipients

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/07/25 - 12:26pm
Nurse practitioner, school educator, investment broker, technologist, marine biologist; just a few of the many titles held by the winners of Orthodox Christian 30 Under 30.  The Orthodox Christian Network’s (OCN) First Annual 30 under 30 Initiative; a campaign featuring emerging Orthodox leaders, from within their own communities in North America who demonstrate exceptional Orthodox […]

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Orthodoxy’s offering to America

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/07/25 - 8:20am
Watch Now.  Metropolitan of Atlanta, Alexios, explains what Orthodoxy has to offer in a western society. Source: ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox […]

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Would Anyone Describe You As Gentle?

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/07/25 - 7:37am
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 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips!  Psalm 141:3 […]

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Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing

Ancient Faith Radio - Tue, 2017/07/25 - 6:31am
Bobby Maddex interviews Peter Schweitzer, a board member of the new Most Holy Theotokos Rescuer of the Perishing Orthodox assisted living facility, located in Clearwater, Florida.
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Summer 2017 Issue of DIAKONIA Available Online

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2017/07/24 - 8:04pm

The Summer 2017 issue of DIAKONIA is now available online. This issue highlights the Diocese of Worcester and New England. The issue contains:

  • Greetings from His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and His Grace Bishop John
  • A message from Spiritual Advisor Fr. Ed Hughes
  • A message from the Diocesan President Cindy Hayes
  • Profiles of Worcester officers
  • Chapter reports, photos and happenings

...and more! Download (PDF) here.

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Project Opens Doors to Jobs and Hope in Gaza

IOCC News - Fri, 2016/03/18 - 3:00pm
Growing up in the Gaza Strip, Sami, 24, was driven by a dream to ease the suffering of others. He pursued that dream by attending nursing school, from which he graduated with honors. Harsh reality quickly followed as he was unable to find a nursing job or a way to support his wife and two young daughters. Sami even volunteered long hours at public hospitals in the hope that doing so would lead to work, but the hospitals weren't hiring ...

Orthodox Christian Volunteers Serve Their Neighbors In St. Louis

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/17 - 5:00pm
With support from International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Orthodox Christian parishes from suburban St. Louis, Missouri, responded to the needs of their neighbors by helping to clean out homes that were damaged following record-setting flooding this winter. During January and February, members of the young adult group of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Town and Country, Missouri, as well as parishioners of Ss. Constantine and Helen in Swansea, Illinois, and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in St. Louis, Missouri, helped clean out some of the more than 4,000 homes affected by the Christmastime flooding ...

IOCC Responds To Families Devastated By Cyclone In Fiji

IOCC News - Thu, 2016/03/10 - 5:00pm
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the devastation caused in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji by Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016 with reconstruction assistance to families who have lost their homes. Houses, especially along the coast, were battered by both Category 5 cyclonic wind and tsunami-like storm surge. An estimated 40 percent of the population was affected by the cyclone and are now in need of assistance ...
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