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Grace

9 hours 19 min ago

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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The winner of the trophy of love (In memory of the great Martyr, St George, the Trophy bearer)

13 hours 13 min ago

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Our Church today celebrates the feast of a martyr. If we try to pay any tribute to the celebrated martyr, we will demean him. This particular Saint is the glory of all martyrs, the boast of the Saints and the prestige of the Heavens and...

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The Courage of Joseph and the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sun, 2018/04/22 - 2:11pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the...

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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

Sun, 2018/04/22 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   FEAST OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN, ST JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA AND ST NICODEMUS 11th May 1997 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We keep today the feast of a number of the followers of Christ of whom we think seldom, because...

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A Paschal Meditation

Sat, 2018/04/21 - 11:52pm

I have always loved science and thinking outside of the box. My frequent questions were “why” and “what if.” Needless to say, they both got me into a lot of trouble, as I had a tendency not only to think the questions but to act on them. In my early...

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The Basic Work of the Church  

Sat, 2018/04/21 - 2:01pm

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of...

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It’s not romanticism

Sat, 2018/04/21 - 8:20am

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   If we really observe Christ’s commandments, then we demonstrate that we love Him, because, as He Himself said, ‘those who love me keep my commandments’. And when the holy Fathers ask, ‘Which commandments?’, they answer ‘All the commandments’. Then we’ll show that...

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A Chef Sophia Recipe — Avgolemono

Fri, 2018/04/20 - 10:14am

Christ is Risen! I am so excited to be back with you all after a wonderful Pascha. This week I showed you how to make Avgolemono. For those of you who were not able to catch my live cooking show on MyOCN instagram story I have shared the recipe below for...

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Saint Joasaph of Meteora

Fri, 2018/04/20 - 8:27am

Georgios Martzelos   St Joasaph was the son of the pious ruler of Epirus and Thessaly Symeon Sinisi, who was descended from the royal house of Nemanja and was proclaimed “tsar of the Greeks, the Serbs and the Albanians” under the name of “Symeon Uros Palaeologus”. His mother, Thomaïs, was...

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Peace

Fri, 2018/04/20 - 7:33am

Listen Now.   We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching...

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I Await the Resurrection of the Dead (part 2)

Thu, 2018/04/19 - 8:20am

Holy Monastery of St John the Vaptist, Kareas Attikis   The resurrection of the dead, then, will certainly take place. The angel’s trumpet will definitely sound (Rev. 11, 15-18). What is important for us, however, is that we should have accomplished something in our life on earth towards the sanctification...

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Mercy

Thu, 2018/04/19 - 8:19am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Pascha and the Promise of Life from Death

Wed, 2018/04/18 - 10:35pm

“We must understand that the human person, in reality, does not die. Death is simply a transfer from one life to another.” (St. Paisios of Mt. Athos) “Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling down death, and to those in the tombs, He grants life.” Whether it is...

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For they were afraid

Wed, 2018/04/18 - 10:49am

Have you ever been afraid of something that was actually good for you? Maybe you were afraid of starting a new school? Or afraid of a shot at the doctor’s office? Sometimes we might be scared of something that is really good for us, something that will help us. Today...

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Wisdom

Wed, 2018/04/18 - 10:37am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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We don’t reach Infinity by Adding Numbers

Wed, 2018/04/18 - 8:20am

Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae   In Saint John Chrysostom’s homily which we read on the night of the Resurrection, we hear: ‘Let no one grieve at their poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one bewail their trespasses, for forgiveness has risen from the grave. Let no one...

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On the Impact of Visiting the Holy Mountain

Tue, 2018/04/17 - 8:41am

Listen Now.   Join us for a wonderful conversation between Fr. Chris and Dr. Kyriacos Markides, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine,  regarding his visit to Mount Athos, the impact meeting Fr. Maximos, a 32 year old monk with uncommon wisdom, had on him, and the book he wrote, The...

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‘The Day of the Resurrection’

Tue, 2018/04/17 - 8:20am

Greek Byzantine Choir   Listen now ‘The Day of the Resurrection’, the doxastiko at Lauds, Easter Matins, set to music by Iakovos Protopsaltis and recorded at a concert in Ghent which took place on 19/4/2012. Recorded by V. Zakharis, image by I. Panousakis. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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Intimacy with God

Tue, 2018/04/17 - 8:06am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Disbelief and God’s Tolerance of it

Mon, 2018/04/16 - 8:20am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) God’s tolerance, as a consequence of the mystery of divine self-emptying, is not limited to the Cross and burial. It continues after the Resurrection. The risen Lord had no wish to impose the glad tidings of the Resurrection on anyone, nor did He oblige people...

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