LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

#DMOPC18  at Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari June 18th – 21st 2018 Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCNContributors, Dr. Norris Chumley, Jonathan Jackson, & Chris Vlahonasios of Transfigure Media presenting at pemptousia.com 2nd International Conference for Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care in Crete. #DMOPC18  Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCN  Development Director...

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The Use of the Internet in the Pastoral Practice of the Church

The Use of the Internet in the Pastoral Practice of the Church

Sister Sara   Communicating via the Internet The manner of expression of the Internet is, in the first place, that of presence: to communicate on the Internet you have to be on the Internet. You enter an open stadium where everyone is playing in the same way. If you open...

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The doctors were always noncommittal

The doctors were always noncommittal

My name’s Garyfallia and I was born with spina bifida, a rare deformity of the spinal membrane which almost always causes paralysis of the legs and/or arms and even learning problems, depending on how high up the spine the deformity is. Thank God I don’t have any paralysis, but from...

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Good grounding and large families: two great gifts in the Church

Good grounding and large families: two great gifts in the Church

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The prayers at a wedding make reference to providing children with a good upbringing and to ‘the enjoyment of procreation’. It may be that the Fathers of the Church, by and large, praise the superiority of virginity over marriage, but at the same time they consider...

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Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Even though we’re in the season of winter, we had a fine day yesterday, with lots of sunshine. We felt the weather had taken a turn for the better, and then today it changed again and we’ve got turbulence. We can’t get out to do...

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The Goal is to Encounter God

The Goal is to Encounter God

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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On Religious Freedom and Finding Common Ground

On Religious Freedom and Finding Common Ground

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris talks with Kristin Looney about the Newseum in Washington DC and her perspective on news reporting as Director of the Religious Freedom Center, one of the departments within the Newseum. Photo Credit: Religious Freedom Center ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is...

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Eye witnesses

Eye witnesses

Have you ever watched the news on TV? The newscasters tell about something that happened. Then, they might talk to an eye witness, somebody who saw it happen. If it’s a car crash or a new building opening or a big festival in the city, the newscasters talk to somebody...

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Prayer is a Way of Life

Prayer is a Way of Life

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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Euthanasia: the Church accepts it only from God!

Euthanasia: the Church accepts it only from God!

Angelos Alekopoulos   People are free and autonomous and can decide on matters pertinent to their lives and even as regards their death. According to the Church, people are an image of God, autonomous, certainly, but only in terms of their relationship with others. Our freedom has to do with...

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Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 1

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 1

*This article is part 1 in a series of 3.  Before we start discussing anything, we have to recognize that there is a difference, an enormous difference, between the state of Creation before the Fall and after the Fall. We also have to acknowledge that we only know, through our...

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