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Announcing Orthodox Christian Network 30 Under 30 Award Recipients

9 hours 8 min ago
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

13 hours 14 min ago
Metropolitan of Atlanta, Alexios, explains what Orthodoxy has to offer in a western society. 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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Would Anyone Describe You As Gentle?

13 hours 57 min ago
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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Two extremely tragic cases

Mon, 2017/07/24 - 9:40am
Georgios Patronos In the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (9, 27-35) we have two events. The first is the cure of two blind men and thereafter that of the man who was both mute and possessed. Both cases are extremely tragic, as Saint Matthew presents them, not only because of the bodily […]

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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder [4]

Mon, 2017/07/24 - 8:16am
Among other things, I asked the Elder what I could do to love Christ? I thought that he’d tell me all sorts of things involving unceasing prayer, many prostrations, fasting and so on, but he simply said: ‘Love Christ’s Cross’. Indeed, looking upon the Saviour’s Cross you learn to gratefully accept all the so-called ‘misfortunes’, […]

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Meek Doesn’t Mean Weak

Mon, 2017/07/24 - 7:47am
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   Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”  Matthew 5:5   Good morning […]

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13 Reasons Why You Really Need to Know What’s Going on with Your Teen

Sun, 2017/07/23 - 7:43pm
“I hope you’re ready, because I’m about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended. And if you’re listening to these tapes, you’re one of the reasons why.”—Hannah Baker, 13 Reasons Why Have you heard about the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why? It’s caused controversies, been banned in New […]

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The Work of the Church

Sun, 2017/07/23 - 10:29am
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do […]

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How the Orthodox Church Approaches Transplants

Sun, 2017/07/23 - 8:20am
George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The Orthodox Approach It is natural that the theological approach to contemporary problems should be measured against perfection, which is the measure of Christ. But this measure, which Christians should always have before them, should not be converted into a […]

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We Need to Encourage One Another

Sat, 2017/07/22 - 4:13pm
We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves; let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to edify him. For Christ did not please himself; but, as […]

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Saint Mary Magdalene: The Revision of the Role of a Prominent Apostle

Sat, 2017/07/22 - 8:20am
The years between 1976-1985 were declared by the United Nations to be the “Decade of the Rights of Women”. Within the framework of the related activities which were undertaken at the time, it was claimed, among other things, that religions bore the responsibility for the suppression of women’s rights. In response to this challenge, the […]

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On Discipleship and What it Means to be a Disciple

Fri, 2017/07/21 - 1:11pm
Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Michael Marcantoni about discipleship and what it means to be a disciple, the unique journey of being led by the Spirit, and how that journey can transform your life. Photo Credit: Incite Faith ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official […]

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Being Faithful to the Present

Fri, 2017/07/21 - 12:31pm
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 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who has no need to […]

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Abbot Damascene: Brotherhood of Monastery St Herman of Alaska

Fri, 2017/07/21 - 8:29am
Father Damascene, abbot of St. Herman of Alaska Monastery, talks to Pemptousia about the history of the brotherhood of the Monastery and how the brotherhood turned from missionary to monastic. He is mentioning some important spiritual words of Father Seraphim Rose and he is describing the situation of Orthodoxy in USA today. Source: pemptousia.com   […]

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The Essence of God: Existing Everywhere and Filling All Things

Thu, 2017/07/20 - 10:27pm
Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth Who are everywhere and fills all things, Treasury of blessings and Giver of Life, Come and abide in us, cleanse us from every impurity, and save our souls, O Good One. We are on our annual trip UP, dwelling in a cabin on the Les Cheneaux Islands. […]

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Faithful to Relationships

Thu, 2017/07/20 - 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 Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.  Let all that you do be done […]

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Prophet Elijah: Alone against all!

Thu, 2017/07/20 - 8:00am
† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   In the ranks of the Old Testament prophets, a special position is occupied by the Prophet Elijah, whose sacred memory the Church honours and celebrates today. In the New Testament, the name of the Prophet Elijah is frequently mentioned by Christ Himself. Zacharias, the father of the […]

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Hank Unplugged: “Drip-Drip” Genocide: Muslim Persecution of Christians

Wed, 2017/07/19 - 6:14pm
Listen Now to a conversation with Raymond Ibrahim, the author of “Crucified Again” on Christian persecution in the Middle East 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, […]

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With one voice

Wed, 2017/07/19 - 10:30am
Have you ever been in a big cafeteria—maybe at school or at a restaurant? Did you ever stop to listen to how noisy it is when everybody is talking at once, all saying different things? Now, have you ever been to a concert, when the singers all use their voices together? It sounds beautiful! Today, […]

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Faithful to God

Wed, 2017/07/19 - 10:13am
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 The saying is sure: If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we […]

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