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It’s How We Finish That Matters

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/04/14 - 11:55pm

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. Matthew 9:9 (from the 7th Gospel) Many of us remember the story of “The Tortoise and the Hare.” The hare (a fast […]

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Why we sing the Great Canon

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/04/14 - 8:30am

Fr. Ioannis Sourlingas   My soul, my soul arise. Why are you sleeping? The end draws nigh and soon you will be troubled. Take heed, then, that Christ your God may spare you. For he is everywhere present and fills all things. In parishes, the Great Canon is sung independently […]

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A Lot of Sound Advice

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/04/13 - 11:55pm

And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is […]

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Holy Week Crafts Group for Kids 

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/04/13 - 1:21pm

Holy Week Crafts Group for Kids with Presvytera Mallory Kasapakis and Alyssa Kyritsis Advance registration is required. Register HERE. Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community will be offering 30 minute virtual crafting activities for children every day of Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday, in partnership with Orthodox Pebbles learning materials. Join […]

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As Is His Majesty, So Is His Mercy

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/04/13 - 9:42am

But the love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, upon those who fear Him, and His righteous to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember to do His commandments. Psalm 103: 17-18 For You are the Lord, Jesus Christ, Who in Your mercy and love […]

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Fight to the end

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/04/13 - 8:30am

Elder Amvrosios Lazaris   We miserable wretches, monks and lay people, are in the last times, but the struggle is the struggle. We won’t give in even for a moment. Fight to the end. Then the Lord, who crowns us and establishes us eternally, at the last moment will not […]

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True Icon: Intro to Orthodoxy with Fr. Dimitri Lee

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/04/12 - 3:57pm

True Icon: Intro to Orthodoxy is a six part series intended for students and inquirers at all levels. The next part of these series will take place on 4/19 at 7pm EST. If you would like to attend, please register HERE to receive sign-in instructions. This series will serve as a […]

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Freedom as a dread gift from God

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/04/12 - 8:30am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   We’ve learned about a God who determines people’s fate, who decides what will happen to us without consulting us first, who’s revealed as the ruler over the whole world. In the face of such a God, who can doubt or deny Him without fear of the […]

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A Multitude of Scriptural References to Healing and Forgiveness

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/04/11 - 11:55pm

“For which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—He then said to the paralytic—“Rise, take up your bed and go home.” And he rose and went home. […]

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The Epistle Reading for the 4th Sunday in Lent

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/04/11 - 8:30am

In today’s Epistle, Saint Paul calls hope ‘a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul’. A ship without an anchor runs the risk of being dashed against the rocks along a coast. When people without hope are faced with the adversities of life, they’ve got nothing to lean on. What […]

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Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/04/10 - 11:55pm

And one of the crowd answered Jesus, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid; and I asked Your disciples to cast it out, and they […]

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The Secret is in the Climbing

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/04/10 - 10:58pm

His name was John (AD 579 – 649). A seventh century monk and eventually the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at the base of Mt. Sinai, he came to be known in history as John of the Ladder (Κλιμακος), and he left Christendom with a text that […]

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The Ascetic Life (4th Sunday of Great Lent)

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/04/10 - 8:30am

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari   For the secular people of today, focusing on an ascetic saint represents a problem. How can the ascetic figure of Saint John, the author of the Ladder, speak to us, when he acquired and preserved the Grace of God through tears, prayers, and spiritual asceticism? […]

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Homily on St John of Climacus

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/04/10 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrate St. John the Sinaite, also known as St. John “Climacus” (Ladder). Although the Saint’s feast day is on March 30th, the Church wants to highlight the narrow path of asceticism and virtue on this particular […]

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Who the Heck was Melchizedek?

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/04/09 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom […]

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The Doxastiko at Lauds of the 3rd Sunday in Lent

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/04/09 - 8:30am

Theodore Rokas   According to the Synaxari, on the 3rd Sunday in Lent, or the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross as it’s also known: ‘we celebrate the Veneration of the Precious and Life-giving Cross’. The day is known as the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross because […]

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When God Seems Like He Isn’t Listening

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/04/08 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And […]

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Encouraging Spiritual Growth as We Pass the Half-Way Point of Great Lent

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/04/08 - 1:39pm

Encouraging Spiritual Growth as We Pass the Half-Way Point of Great Lent. Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community on Let’s Talk, Thursday, April 8th at 7pm EST with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis and Fr. Christopher Metropulos as they offer encouragement to stay focused, advice on how to get refocused and comment on […]

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He knows how much we gain

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/04/08 - 8:30am

Saint John Chrysostom   Your body was in church, but your soul was outside. Your mouth was praying, but your mind was counting interest payments, agreements, transactions, fields, holdings, gatherings with friends. All of this because the devil is cunning. He knows that we gain a great deal at the […]

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Bear One Another’s Burdens

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/04/07 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us have […]

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