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Stop Numbing Out

Wed, 2018/07/11 - 8:29am

Listen Now.   Join us as we discuss the importance of staying present, becoming self aware, and doing our best to avoid escaping our feelings through tv, the internet, games, and even food.  Click here for helpful resources on this topic, and the importance of participating in real life rather than numbing...

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The New Blessed Martyr Nektarios (Skete of Saint Ann) from Vryoulla in Asia Minor

Wed, 2018/07/11 - 8:22am

He was born in Vryoulla or Vourla in Asia Minor. As a seventeen-year-old, he and six other Christians were deceived and converted to Islam. When he appeared before his mother in Turkish clothing, she threw him out, saying: “I gave birth to a Christian, not a Turk”. He left, greatly...

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Everyone Has Been Given Something

Tue, 2018/07/10 - 9:17am

  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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How the Orthodox Belief Has Changed My Life

Tue, 2018/07/10 - 8:20am

An Exclusive Interview with Hank Hanegraaff, at the first part of his exclusive interview at Pemptousia. Watch now  as Hank Hanegraaff shares in the first part of his exclusive interview at Pemptousia, speaks about how the Orthodox belief changed his life. Source: pemptousia.com ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network...

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Do Squirrels Know More About Finance Than You?

Mon, 2018/07/09 - 9:36pm

I had a staring contest the other day with a squirrel that was blocking the path to my driveway as I walked to my car. It was a curious stand-off. First, I thought I was looking at a little stone garden statue whose creator caught a perfect image of a...

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The Parable of the Talents—A Biblical Interpretation

Mon, 2018/07/09 - 9:33am

  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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A Sign and a Miracle (Matth. 9, 1-8)

Mon, 2018/07/09 - 8:20am

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘They Brought a Paralytic to Him’ Today, our Lord performs a sign and a miracle in the Gospel reading. The miracle is that He forgave the sins of the paralytic and the sign is that He also cured him in the...

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We Are Paralyzed without Jesus

Sun, 2018/07/08 - 9:19am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Sixth Sunday of Matthew And getting into a boat He crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to Him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when...

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Open window

Sun, 2018/07/08 - 8:20am

Elder Moses the Athonite   We’ve said before that God is not wrathful, bent on punishment and revenge. If He were, He would be bad. But there’s no trace of badness in the divinity. Every trial is an education from God and is a form of the spiritual struggle we...

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Gifts, Genuine Love and Lots of Other Things

Sat, 2018/07/07 - 9:13am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; he who teaches, in his...

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Holy and Glorious Martyr Kyriaki – 7 July

Sat, 2018/07/07 - 8:20am

During the reign of the Emperor Diocletian, a devout and wealthy Christian couple, Dorotheos and Evsevia, being childless, asked God to give them a child, and promised to dedicate any such offspring to Him. Their prayer was heard and, one Sunday, they had a daughter, whom they named Kyriaki, for...

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The Selfless Nature of Love

Fri, 2018/07/06 - 9:27pm

What does Christianity look like? That’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years as I’ve encountered groups/churches/cults all purporting to teach true Christianity. I’ve heard those who want to implement the Old Testament laws as the law of the land, a sort of ‘Christian’ Sharia law. I’ve met those...

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Everything Good Comes from God

Fri, 2018/07/06 - 1:17pm

  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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God’s precognition

Fri, 2018/07/06 - 8:13am

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Here’s a mystery: in His omnipotence and His omniscience, He knows everything, including what’s going to happen in the future, but He’s not the cause of any evil. God has precognition, but doesn’t preordain. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian...

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Don’t be a hypocrite!

Thu, 2018/07/05 - 9:04am

Do you know what a hypocrite is? A hypocrite is somebody who pretends (in a bad way!). A hypocrite might act holy and faithful on the outside, but on the inside, he is mean and hateful. Today, we hear about being a hypocrite in the epistle and the Gospel reading....

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The Things We Take Care Of

Thu, 2018/07/05 - 8:46am

  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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Saint Athanasios the Athonite

Thu, 2018/07/05 - 8:20am

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   According to his biography, St Athanasios hailed from the east, from Trapezounta. After concluding his education- as a teacher of literature- while still very young he was touched by the Divine Grace. He forsaken the world and espoused monasticism under the guidance of his uncle...

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Do you pray with faith?

Wed, 2018/07/04 - 8:20am

Elder Yermanos Stavrovouniotis   Do you pray with faith? You’re heard! Do you repent with faith? You’re granted mercy! Do you confess with faith? You’re forgiven. Are you patient with faith? You’re sanctified! Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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Let Freedom Ring

Wed, 2018/07/04 - 7:35am

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  II Corinthians 3:17   Good morning Prayer Team! Today’s reflection will be about “freedom” in honor of...

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On Egotism

Tue, 2018/07/03 - 8:20am

Elder Ephraim of Arizona   Today we shall speak about the great spiritual sickness known as egotism. Egotism is an absurd passion and is literally a scourge of the human race; we all suffer from this great sickness. Egotism makes fools and a spectacle of those who suffer from it....

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