The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life [2]

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   After the Lord’s Resurrection, it was Our Most Holy Lady who was the support of the Apostles and the newly-founded Church of Christ. It was she who taught the new Christians, guided them and comforted...

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Passing on the Good News

Passing on the Good News

Have you ever watched a relay race? Maybe you have seen runners in the Olympics. In a relay race, one runner runs, and then he passes a baton to another runner. Then that runner keeps running. After that, he passes it to somebody else. In today’s epistle reading, we hear...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

The Dormition of the Mother of God – Transition to Life

Elder Efraim, Abbot of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi, the Holy Mountain   Every time we celebrate the Dormition of the Mother of God it’s as though we have Easter again. The summer Easter. Our Lady the Mother of God prepares Easter for us. A glorious crossing ‘from...

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Dormition of the Virgin Mary

Dormition of the Virgin Mary

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the...

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The Theotokos as an Example of Holiness

The Theotokos as an Example of Holiness

St. Mary, the mother of God the, the pure virgin, all holy virgin, and the pride of our race are all names we give the Theotokos to describe her purity and love for God. When we hear these titles, we expect them to come from someone who grew up in...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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Christ Had to Become Like Us—He Did So Through the Virgin Mary

Christ Had to Become Like Us—He Did So Through the Virgin Mary

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but...

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The Service of Paraklesis: Mary and Elizabeth

The Service of Paraklesis: Mary and Elizabeth

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feastday Epistle and Gospels In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth....

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What are the Illnesses and Functions of the Brain?

What are the Illnesses and Functions of the Brain?

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru, Senior Neurologist, at this part of his interview to Pemptousia explains us what are the illnesses and functions of the brain. 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...

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