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Saint Alexandros, Archbishop of Constantinople

Thu, 2018/08/30 - 8:20am

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Today the Church celebrates and honours the sacred memory of Saint Alexandros, the Archbishop of Constantinople. Saint Alexandros lived at the time of the first Christian emperor, Constantine the Great. He was one of the Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical Synod which,...

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Starting the New Year on the Right Foot

Thu, 2018/08/30 - 7:27am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and...

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The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 2

Wed, 2018/08/29 - 8:12am

Saint Justin Popovich   Today (29th of August), we also specifically glorify the first Evangelist and Christian Confessor, the first to confess God in the New Testament world. Consider how fearlessly, openly and directly he confessed God’s Truth: ‘King, it’s not right for you to have your brother’s wife, your...

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Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Wed, 2018/08/29 - 1:19am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” But...

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You’re invited!

Wed, 2018/08/29 - 12:22am

If the king invited you, would you go to the wedding for his son? Most people would! A few years ago, the prince in England had a wedding. A million people stood along the streets to watch them pass by. More than 2 billion people watched on TV! They would...

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The Beheading of Saint John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord – 1

Tue, 2018/08/28 - 8:20am

Saint Justin Popovich   Today is a little Great Friday, a second Great Friday. Today the greatest man of those born of women, John, the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, is slain. On Great Friday, God, was murdered, God was crucified. At today’s holy and great feast, the...

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Russian Hackers Target Orthodox Leaders

Tue, 2018/08/28 - 8:00am

Watch Now.  According to the Associated Press, Russian hackers have targeted Easter Orthodox Christian leaders.  It has been reported that a hit list from Secureworks of 4,700 email addresses was found.  “The Associated Press has found that Russian hackers have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of the world’s...

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Remembering Our History

Tue, 2018/08/28 - 1:12am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. “And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not He. No, but after me One is coming, the sandals of whose feet I...

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The Brain – Nous and Prayer

Mon, 2018/08/27 - 8:22am

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru explains the difference between the brain and the mind, the spiritual determination of the mind and its affect to the prayer. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Eight

Mon, 2018/08/27 - 12:59am

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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Faith and Putting First Things First

Sun, 2018/08/26 - 7:52pm

One of the greatest temptations facing the Christian church today is the tendency to mistake religion for faith. The distinguished Orthodox theologian Christos Yannaras writes: “The greatest problem of Christians – and even of the Orthodox – is that they have ‘religionized’ Christianity and have turned the Church into a...

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The meaning of pain in our life

Sun, 2018/08/26 - 8:20am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Apart from the suffering that it causes, physical, mental or spiritual pain– which entered man’s life by divine sufferance – also has positive effects for man’s earthly life and development. It is easy to philosophise or theologise about...

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Thirteenth Sunday of Matthew

Sun, 2018/08/26 - 12:47am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time Jesus said, “Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a...

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‘Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt’

Sat, 2018/08/25 - 8:20am

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki   It was February, 1988. Quite cold in Karyes [the capital of the Holy Mountain]. It’s at quite a high elevation and it’s damp which makes things more difficult. But the weather was dry that day. There was a bit of a breeze...

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Five Great Pieces of Advice

Sat, 2018/08/25 - 12:35am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. Now, brethren, you know that the household of Stephanas were the first...

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