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The Importance of the Ascension

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/12 - 8:30am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   The feast of the Ascension seems not to present any particular interest, but rather a certain sadness in our hearts that the Lord is departing from us. Nevertheless, the following points emerge from the Gospels and from our lives as Christians: 1. Each of us, in […]

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/12 - 8:00am

Metropolitan Nectarios of Argolis   It was also in the ’20s that the “correction” facilities were set up, the forced labour camps known as gulags. Within a few years they had spread throughout the vast country. It all began with a monastery, the Solovetstky, which was built in the 14th […]

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Protecting the Church from Harm

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/06/11 - 11:55pm

For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. […]

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Rejection of Despair

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/06/11 - 8:30am

Saint Peter the Damascan   We shouldn’t despair when we’re not as we should be. Of course it’s bad to sin. But why do you disrespect God and, in your ignorance, think him weak? Is he who made this great world for you unable to save your soul? And if […]

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of Crimea (1877-1961) – Part I

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/06/11 - 8:00am

Metropolitan Nectarios of Argolis   If you ever find yourself on the Holy Mountain or in other old churches, you will notice that many of them are painted red. If you ask the monks, they will tell you that the colour symbolizes the blood of Christ and His saints. It […]

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Part II—Walking on Water Is Possible with Encouragement and Faith

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/06/10 - 11:55pm

And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.  But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out for fear.  But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; […]

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Do You Listen to Your Parents?

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/06/10 - 8:33am

Do you listen to your parents? Always? Do you do what they want you to do? Always? Do you always try to make them happy? Always? Well, sometimes it’s hard to always listen to your mother and father, to always do what they ask, to always make the happy. But in […]

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The Ascension of Jesus Christ in Glory

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/06/10 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   ‘God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.’[1] The Ascension is the last event in Christ’s earthly life. Of course, Pentecost is the fulfilment of God’s dispensation, which is why is called ‘the last feast’[2]. God the Father was […]

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Let’s Talk: The Orthodox Appeal to “Nones” and “Dones”

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/06/10 - 7:21am

Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community this Thursday, 6/10 at 7:00 pm EST. Register Now. Guest host, Hank Hanegraaff will be joined by special guest Terry Mattingly where they will be discussing the Orthodox Appeal to “Nones” and “Dones.”  As was communicated on last week’s OCN Let’s Talk, the Mother Church’s overall numbers […]

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The Joyful Wait

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/06/09 - 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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The wonderful Fr. Daniil and his amazing appearance with healing gifts

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/06/09 - 8:31am

On another occasion, there was a monk from one of the neighboring ‘Wallachian’ [Romanian] kellia who had taken ill and had found some relief from eating little, slightly bitter cucumbers. Winter came and he began to feel the same pains, from the same illness, so he went down to Saint […]

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Don’t Be Sad

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/06/08 - 11:55pm

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen. To them He presented Himself alive after His […]

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Marriage and Holiness

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/06/08 - 8:30am

Is marriage a path to sanctity and holiness? Upon seeing an article with a title containing the word “holiness,” one would think that the article discusses monastery life, or a life devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and the service of His Church. However, in the Orthodox Church, marital life […]

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Part I—God Knows Your Storms

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/06/07 - 11:55pm

Then He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds. And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone, but the boat by this time […]

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Saint John Chrysostom, Homily 36 on the Acts of the Apostles

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/06/07 - 8:30am

Saint John Chrysostom   (Epistle for the Sunday of the Blind Man) Acts,  16, 25-40 ‘And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, […]

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Part V—Preparing the Soil of Your Heart

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/06/06 - 11:55pm

Jesus said this parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rick; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had […]

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Sunday of the man born blind

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/06/06 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. At the end of today’s reading, words stand that we pass by very often. The blind man says to Christ, “And who is the Son of God?” and Christ answers, “You have seen […]

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Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/05 - 11:55pm

As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be […]

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Why are we agitated?

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/05 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘The beginning of quietude is to repel the blows of the demons, because they trouble you to the depths of your heart. The end of quietude is not to fear turmoil, but to be indifferent to it’ (Saint John of the Ladder). Turmoil is a common […]

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Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/06/04 - 11:55pm

Sunday Epistles and Gospels Saturday, June 5 Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace In those days, as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. […]

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