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The Rendition of Easter

Thu, 2017/05/25 - 8:45am
Archimandrite Daniil G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast in Orthodoxy has its ‘rendition’. […]

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The Church Should Be a Safe Environment

Thu, 2017/05/25 - 7:37am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of […]

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The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Wed, 2017/05/24 - 7:32pm
Watch Now as Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald speaks of the descent of Holy Spirit at the Feast of Pentecost, following the Feast of Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What does this event mean for Christians growing in communion with God? Dr. Kyriaki is the Co-founder of St. Catherine’s Vision, a theologian, educator […]

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The Church is One

Wed, 2017/05/24 - 12:25pm
Have you ever tried to make a big decision all by yourself? Even little choices can be hard to make when you make them alone! Lots of times, it helps to make a decision with other people. You might know one thing, but your friends or family probably know other things. When you talk about […]

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Authenticity Starts with Vulnerability

Wed, 2017/05/24 - 11:36am
  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 Love is patient and kind; love is not […]

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Recollections of Great Week on the Holy Mountain

Wed, 2017/05/24 - 10:00am
K. Leontiev   The Great Week of the Passion arrives. And in honour of Christ, to the glory of God, human efforts become even more intense. The divine services become longer and with shorter intervals between them, food even more frugal, time for sleep and rest even briefer. The moral dictates of the conscience with […]

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‘The angel cried aloud’, tone 1

Wed, 2017/05/24 - 8:30am
Elder Ignatios Riganas sings ‘The angel cried aloud’ in tone 1. 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 Orthodox […]

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GREEK ORTHODOX REGIONAL HIERARCH VISITS MILWAUKEE

Tue, 2017/05/23 - 12:14pm
GREEK ORTHODOX REGIONAL HIERARCH VISITS MILWAUKEE BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS WARMLY GREETED BY CONGREGATION AS HE OFFICIATED AT THE VESPER SERVICE AND DIVINE LITURGY. PARISH WILL HOST METROPOLIS OF CHICAGO 2017 CLERGY LAITY ASSEMBLY MILWAUKEE, WI: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, was warmly welcomed to Milwaukee by parishioners […]

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OCMC News – Events in AZ and DC Held in Support of Orthodox Missions

Tue, 2017/05/23 - 12:00pm
Did you know that each year only about 6,000 of the nearly two million Orthodox Christians in the United States support or participate in Orthodox missions? That’s only 3 percent! Imagine how many lives could be touched if that number doubled or even tripled. Volunteers from around the country hold events aimed at broadening an […]

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St. Nicholas National Shrine, Sacred Space at the World Trade Center

Tue, 2017/05/23 - 11:44am
Security at the World Trade Center is an extremely expensive endeavor.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only church destroyed at the WTC on 9/11, is currently being rebuilt and meeting the mandatory security and safety measures for all buildings at the WTC has greatly increased construction costs.  The new building, featuring double-wall construction, and […]

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My Struggle is Too Ugly, So I Suffer in Silence

Tue, 2017/05/23 - 10:40am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10 I said “I will guard my ways, that I […]

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Saint Helen and the Beneficence of Women

Tue, 2017/05/23 - 8:45am
Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) Women played a decisive role both in spreading the Christian message of the Resurrection as well as in the practical application of the supreme Gospel commandment of love. From the lambent day of the Resurrection of Christ, when the Myrrh-Bearing Women went to the tomb ‘very early’ and heard from […]

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Orthodox LIFE School and The Gospel of Luke

Mon, 2017/05/22 - 2:19pm
Ever felt the need to leave behind the distractions of your day and focus solely on God? To take the time to pray and learn more about what is God’s will for you? Listen Now.  Our first interview is with  Rev. Hieromonk Innocent (Green), the Superior of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco Monastery […]

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The Theology of Gender – 13. St. Basil’s pastoral care for the integrity of marriage

Mon, 2017/05/22 - 11:00am
Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Since physical abuse of women and children was not a rare phenomenon for that era, when St. Basil disqualifies “abuse” as a cause for divorce, he does not refer to women subjected to severe violence. The Church Fathers did not ignore that reality is sometimes hard and far from ideal. The ideal […]

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Mary Versus Martha

Mon, 2017/05/22 - 9:17am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Romans 12:9-10   Now as they went on their way, Jesus […]

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‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?’

Mon, 2017/05/22 - 8:45am
Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! The sixth Sunday after Easter and we hear in church the Gospel reading concerning the Lord’s healing of the man who had been blind since birth. The healing of the blind man was a stinging rebuke to the Pharisees, who were not minded to […]

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In Christ, Our Bones Shall Live

Sun, 2017/05/21 - 2:20pm
In Ezekiel’s vision about the dead bones (Ezk 37: 1-14), God reveals to us how He thinks of us in contrast to how we think of ourselves. The way we look at ourselves is just like the people of Israel who say, “Our bones are dry; our hope is lost; and we ourselves are cut […]

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Saint Helen, my most favorite Champion

Sun, 2017/05/21 - 9:00am
Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.   I was just visiting Shepherds’ Field the other day that is the precise location where the angels appeared to the shepherds to share the Good News, that Jesus Christ was born, over two thousand years ago. And once again, although I am so terrible at my Arabic, Greek and […]

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Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

Sun, 2017/05/21 - 8:49am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, […]

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Creating a Christian Environment in the Home

Sat, 2017/05/20 - 9:00am
Abbot Tryphon   Creating a Christian home begins with the icon corner. The bright corner becomes the center for every domestic church, where the family devotions take place. This is also the family’s way of declaring to visitors that this is a Christian home, where Christ is head. Because the husband is a sort of […]

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