LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Experiencing the Presence of Christ .  Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.  These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the “down to earth” and practical ways we should understand and live our faith. In His parables to the...

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Saint Silouan, the great spiritual figure of the 20th century

Saint Silouan, the great spiritual figure of the 20th century

Alexandros Christodoulou   Saint Silouan the Athonite (24 September) Saint Siouan- Symeon Ivanovich Antonov, before his tonsure- was born in 1866 into a peasant family in the Tambov region of Russia. From the age of four he began wondering: ‘Where is this God? When I grow up, I’ll travel the...

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Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Sermon on the 1st Sunday of Luke (Luke 5: 1-11)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   What should be admired first from what the Evangelist Luke told us today? The people of Galilee, who thirsted to hear the words of Jesus? They filled the shore of Lake Gennesaret as soon as they learned that Jesus was there, and they longed to...

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On Preserving and Celebrating a Rich Heritage

On Preserving and Celebrating a Rich Heritage

  Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Art Dimopoulos, Executive Director of the National Hellenic Society.  The National Hellenic Society is a proud association of Greek American leaders, visionaries, and philanthropists who perpetuate and celebrate a rich heritage.  They discuss the organization’s mission and the importance of reaching...

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Asceticism or Pleasure?

Asceticism or Pleasure?

If I was to ask any Christian what is more detrimental to your spiritual life, asceticism or pleasure, I think the answer would be asceticism. Pleasure is good, it is what God wants for us, right…? Let us look at two examples from the Bible, the first is Solomon, who...

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Watch constantly

Watch constantly

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   In order for people to become truly spiritual, they must be aware of their many shortcomings, the many mistakes they make, the many sins they’ve committed. They certainly must seek the sacrament of confession. Spiritual people must constantly watch and supervise the...

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The Orthodox Spiritual Life in the World

The Orthodox Spiritual Life in the World

Watch Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta, talking about the orthodox spiritual life in the world, during his interview to Pemptousia. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Eighteen

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Eighteen

  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...

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Saint Eustace and his Companions

Saint Eustace and his Companions

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   The great martyr for Christ Eustace (Eustathios) was a solider of renown in Rome at the time of the Emperor Trajan in about the year 100, and was known as the most acclaimed of all for his virtue, courtesy, disposition, charity and sympathy towards the...

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Crowding around Jesus

Crowding around Jesus

Have you ever tried hard to hear something, so you crowded closer and closer until you could hear? Maybe you crowded in closer to somebody singing or somebody telling a story or even to a speaker attached to a CD player. When we want to hear something, we do what...

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