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It’s the refuge

Sat, 2017/09/23 - 8:20am
Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos   Our treasure, our hope, what is it? The Church, which isn’t there just to give us material things, though it does that as well. It’s true that, in the difficult trial which the Greek people is undergoing, the Church has proved to be our mother and people have no hesitation in […]

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Maximum Effort

Fri, 2017/09/22 - 9:20am
Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the great paradox that when we embrace the hardness of life as the pavement of the spiritual road, slowly we find that there is joy where others despair, prayer where others are overwhelmed. No circumstance dictates the human being who is free in Christ but only in the context […]

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Archbishop Basil of Brussels and Belgium (1900-22 September 1985)

Fri, 2017/09/22 - 8:18am
Vsevolod Krivoshein, as he was in the world, was born in Saint Petersburg [on 30 June] 1900. His father served as a minister [of Agriculture] and vice-president of the Russian government. Vsevolod studied philology at the universities of Petrograd and Moscow. During his military service [with the anti-Bolshevik White Russian Army] he suffered frostbite. He […]

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Fri, 2017/09/22 - 7:33am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.  Matthew 5:8   Good morning Prayer Team! Hopefully you never have to be in an operating room at the hospital (unless of course you […]

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On Agia Sophia: An Orthodox Christian Elementary School

Thu, 2017/09/21 - 9:19am
Listen Now.    Join us as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Ranae Rice, the Principal at Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, Oregon.  Agia Sophia is the only Orthodox Christian elementary school in Oregon and its “mission is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox […]

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For Couples – How Do You Give and Receive Love?

Thu, 2017/09/21 - 8:39am
Listen Now.  Join us today as we discuss a Christ-centered marriage and the five love languages, how couples give and receive love, and how we must learn to speak our spouse’s primary love language if we want that person to feel loved.  To learn more about the five love languages visit our Amazon store for […]

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In the Prison of Târgu-Ocna

Thu, 2017/09/21 - 8:20am
Fr. Constantin Voicescu   ‘No matter how bad pain is, it has no meaning other than the cleansing of the soul which longs for salvation’ (Valeriu Gafencu). The prison in the town of Târgu-Ocna was an oasis in the desert of pain. Not that there was no pain there. On the contrary. Pain, sickness in […]

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Blessed are the Merciful

Thu, 2017/09/21 - 7:35am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.  Matthew 5:7   Good morning Prayer Team! Mercy is one quality that is sorely missing in the world today.  The business world is built around hard […]

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The Alpha and Omega: The End Is Christ

Thu, 2017/09/21 - 12:09am
On September 8, 2017, I entered Holy Trinity, a parish on the other side of town from where we lived. It was the Nativity of the Theotokos, the God-bearer, who’s will to remain sinless cooperates with the miracle of Christ’s becoming man and saving humankind. The Mother of God’s birthday is celebrated at the beginning […]

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Do not be afraid!

Wed, 2017/09/20 - 9:56am
Is there something you are afraid about? You might not know that the thing people are most afraid about is…spiders! Yes, more people are afraid of spiders than any other thing. Usually, people are afraid of something that is stronger than they are, or more powerful. Some spiders might have a strong poison, and you […]

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Saint Eustace and his Companions

Wed, 2017/09/20 - 9:30am
Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   The great martyr for Christ Eustace (Eustathios) was a solider of renown in Rome at the time of the Emperor Trajan in about the year 100, and was known as the most acclaimed of all for his virtue, courtesy, disposition, charity and sympathy towards the poor. He had previously been […]

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Hungering and Thirsting for Righteousness

Wed, 2017/09/20 - 9:06am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.  Matthew 5:6   Good morning Prayer Team! The world says “You’ve got to be kidding.  Hungering and thirsting for righteousness in […]

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Hieromonk Neofytos from Vatopedi (1876-3 April 1967)

Wed, 2017/09/20 - 8:10am
Elder Moses the Athonite   Agathangelos Theokharoudis, as he was known before becoming a monk, was born in 1876 to his parents, Dimitrios and Anastasia, in Gomati, Halkidiki. In 1892, he arrived at the ancient and beautiful Vatopedan Kelli of the Great Martyr Prokopios, whose hand was kept there as a treasured relic. Agathangelos was […]

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Saint David told Christ and He granted his wish

Tue, 2017/09/19 - 8:15am
A miracle performed by Saint David on Evia and Elder Iakovos Tsalikis (Attested by Fr. Ioannis Niryianakis) At the hospital where I was working, a student was admitted with a high temperature. This student was called Stylianos Steryianos, was the son of Christos and Evangelia, and lived in Patisia. His parents were my spiritual children, […]

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Meek Doesn’t Mean Weak

Tue, 2017/09/19 - 7:38am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.  Matthew 5:5   Good morning Prayer Team! Many people confuse “meekness” with “weakness.”  The world will say, in response to this Beatitude, that “being meek […]

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Live from the Concordia Annual Summit

Mon, 2017/09/18 - 5:59pm
The OCN is honored to have been selected as one of the media outlets covering the Concordia Annual Summit. Stay tuned in to the summit on September 18 and 19 via Concordia Live, Live from the 2017 Annual Summit and watch out for event coverage and interviews this week! Click here to watch the Concordia […]

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Hurricane Irma Special Report

Mon, 2017/09/18 - 9:36am
Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Philemon Patitsas, Presiding Priest at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, Florida, one of the areas in Florida that was decimated by Hurricane Irma.  We apologize for the technical shortcomings in the conversation, phone service has been disrupted by the hurricane, but we wanted […]

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Are There Virtuous Lay People in Contemporary World?

Mon, 2017/09/18 - 9:30am
Watch Now  Metropolitan Athanasius of Lemessos explains why still exist saint people in today’s world. Source: pemptousia.com     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 […]

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Contemporary Virtuous Romanians: Father Ilarion Felea

Mon, 2017/09/18 - 8:10am
Father Ilarion Felea (March 21, 1903 – September 18, 1961) How I love Your law, O Lord; It is my meditation all day long. (Psalm 118:97) The son of a priest from Hunedoara, Father Ilarion Felea was a profound theologian and a practitioner of incessant prayer. Through a life of hardship, he climbed the road […]

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It’s Good to Cry

Mon, 2017/09/18 - 7:35am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Beatitudes  Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Matthew 5:4   Good morning Prayer Team! Why would Jesus call those who mourn blessed?  Isn’t there enough mourning in the world?  There is a […]

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