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Acts of the Apostles 8:5-17

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Epistle Reading
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John 6:27-33

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Gospel Reading
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Man of God: Exclusive Premiere Film Screenings

OCN Now - 9 hours 14 min ago

We are pleased to share this exciting opportunity with you! The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival is offering in the context of the festival two exclusive virtual premiere screenings of “Man of God”, the new highly anticipated film based on the life of Saint Nektarios of Aegina starring Aris Servetalis, […]

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The First-Fruit of the New World

OCN Now - 10 hours 45 min ago

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   The Gospel reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women (Mark 15, 43-47; 16, 1-8) relates two important events: the burial of Jesus’ body by Joseph (15, 43-47) and the visit of the myrrh-bearing women to the empty […]

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The Resurrection in the Gospel of John

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/05/17 - 11:55pm

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and […]

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Acquiring an Orthodox Christian Mind

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/05/17 - 6:00pm

Register Now and continue the conversation on Th 5/20 at 7pm EST. This program is a series of discussions with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou on the subject of Orthodox phronema, meaning the Orthodox mind or mentality. Dr. Eugenia Constantinou and Fr. Christopher Metropulos will discuss the relationship between the Fathers, Scripture […]

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Renewal in Joy

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/05/17 - 8:30am

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   ‘So that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life’ (Rom. 6, 4). The triumph of Jesus’ Resurrection over injustice, violence and, in general, over sin and death, again fills our […]

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Disbelieving with Joy

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/05/16 - 11:55pm

As they were saying this, Jesus Himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I […]

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Luke 24:1-12

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2021/05/16 - 11:00am
Matins Gospel Reading
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Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/05/16 - 8:30am

Saint John Chrysostom   One of the most striking features of Christianity is that it is not culture-based. Judaism is Jewish, the Olympian gods were Greek, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism are Indian, Taoism Chinese, Shintoism Japanese and so on. Whatever it may have become later, through acculturation into various societies, […]

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The Courage of Joseph and the Myrrh-Bearing Women

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/05/15 - 11:55pm

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 body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if He were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He was […]

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Why were the Myrrh-Bearers the first to hear that Christ had risen?

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/05/15 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotis) of Florina († 2010)   And he said to them: ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here…’ (Mark 16,6). When Christ was born, the first to hear of it weren’t the great, the powerful and […]

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The Basic Work of the Church

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/05/14 - 11:55pm

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 the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of […]

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The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ and the Importance of the Human Body (3)

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/05/14 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Fasting is a theological action, and sin has a theological hypostasis. We don’t avoid sin because it will upset our nervous system or because it’s better for our health to do so. A God who needs things like that isn’t the God of the Gospels, […]

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Made Known in the Breaking of the Bread

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/05/13 - 11:55pm

When Jesus was at table with them, He took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while […]

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Do you have a loyal friend?

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/05/13 - 1:16pm

Jesus’s most loyal friends Jesus’s most loyal friends Do you have a loyal friend? You know, somebody who will be your friend all the time, even when other people decide not to be? Maybe you’ve had a friend who was not loyal…somebody who ignored you when he or she felt […]

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Christ is Risen! Now, What?

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/05/13 - 1:05pm

Let’s Talk with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis. We’ve made the Lenten journey, completed Holy Week and celebrated the Resurrection.  Now, what?  How can we keep the focus of Lent and the joy of the Resurrection from fading away? Why does this journey even matter? Thursday, 5/13 at 7pm EST. Join the […]

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The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ and the Importance of the Human Body (2)

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/05/13 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Once upon a time I thought that if a person saw a saint, they’d immediately be astonished, as I was when I saw a man of God. One example would be Elder [now Saint] Païsios with whom we were in close contact for so many […]

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