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An Emmaus Experience

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/12 - 11:55pm

That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept […]

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Thomas, the Upper Room and Faith

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/12 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘How great and unsearchable is the depth of your compassion, Merciful Lord. You were patient with the Jews who struck you; with the apostle who touched you; with the perplexed who dismissed you. How were you incarnated? How were you crucified, you who are sinless? But […]

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The Resurrection in the Gospel of Luke

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/05/11 - 11:55pm

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, […]

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The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ and the Importance of the Human Body (1)

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/05/11 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The event of Christ’s Resurrection is the continuation not of the Passion, but of providence, that is, God’s undertaking for the salvation of humankind. Had Christ ended up in the grave and remained there, everything would have been in vain. Our faith would have been […]

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Faith and What it Can Do For You

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/05/10 - 11:55pm

Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom He had cast out seven demons. She went out and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that He was alive […]

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Excerpt from the Homily On the New Sunday, and on the Apostle Thomas by St. John Chrysostom. [PG vol. 63]

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/05/10 - 8:30am

Saint John Chrysostom   I have come pay off in good time an outstanding debt. I may be poor, but I want to forcibly draw on your gratitude. I promised to show the unbelief of Thomas, and here I am to do just that. I’m more than willing to pay […]

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The Resurrection in the Gospel of Mark

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/05/09 - 11:55pm

And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying […]

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The Good Unbelief of Thomas

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/05/09 - 8:26am

Elder Moses the Athonite †   In one of its hymns, our Church calls the unbelief of Thomas “good”. Understandably one would wonder – is there good and bad unbelief? There seems to be, because humans are not purely good or evil. In one who has a clean conscience, good […]

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Trust and Faith

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/05/08 - 11:55pm

Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high honor. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes […]

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I Await the Resurrection of the Dead (part 2)

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/05/08 - 8:27am

Holy Monastery of St John the Vaptist, Kareas Attikis   The resurrection of the dead, then, will certainly take place. The angel’s trumpet will definitely sound (Rev. 11, 15-18). What is important for us, however, is that we should have accomplished something in our life on earth towards the sanctification […]

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A Son, a Mother, a Scribe, the Church and the Gospel

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/05/07 - 11:55pm

Standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, […]

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I Await the Resurrection of the Dead (part 1)

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/05/07 - 8:20am

Holy Monastery of St John the Vaptist, Kareas Attikis   It’s the event that each and every one of us can be absolutely sure of: sooner or later death will come to us. Yet, for most people, the end of life remains greatly undesirable and is to be firmly resisted. […]

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The Theologian

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

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we saw it, and testify to it, and proclaim to you the […]

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St. Thomas a Man of Real Faith

OCN Now - Thu, 2021/05/06 - 8:43am

Have you ever seen a t-shirt that says something like, “Soccer is life” or “Basketball is life” or maybe “Dancing is life”? Maybe you even have one yourself? Usually, the person wearing it doesn’t really believe basketball or soccer is the most important thing in the world, but still, it […]

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The Resurrection of the Dead

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

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis †   We people aren’t only bodies. We also have a soul. Even when the body ceases to exist, the soul continues to live. But without the body, it’s as if it’s naked. When it’s separated from the body, it feels stripped. And, until the second […]

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What is Flowing in Your Fountain?

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/05 - 11:55pm

After this, Jesus went down to Capernaum, with His mother and His brothers and disciples; and there they stayed for a few days. The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple, He found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and […]

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Can God Forgive the Same Sin Over and Over?

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/05 - 5:00pm

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: Can God Forgive the Same Sin Over and Over?   Answer:   As a parish priest, I can say that yes, God forgives the same sin over and over as many times as we confess the same sin […]

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From Generation to Generation: Orthodox Kids

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/05 - 9:28am

Register Now and join Thursday, 5/6 at 7pm EST as we continue the conversation with Presvytera Mallory Kasapakis and Alyssa Kyritsis the leaders of Holy Week Crafts Group for Kids. This Let’s Talk program is an interactive discussion where we will discuss their experience, how parishes can continue to build their […]

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The Resurrection of Mankind (1)

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/05/05 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras   In the magnificent service on Great Friday, we sang the compelling and wonderful doxastiko from the ninth hour ‘Today he who hung the earth on the waters hangs upon the cross’, which ends ‘we venerate your Passion, Christ. Show […]

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The Great Commission

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/05/04 - 11:55pm

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw Him they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make […]

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