Orthodox Christian Questions Answered

Orthodox Christian Questions Answered

Listen now as Come Receive the Light speaks with Alexei Krindatch, Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Research Assistant on important facts about the geographic distribution of Orthodox parishes and church members in America. Read more about the report here. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network...

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Sermon on Sunday 11th of Luke (Luke 14: 16-24, Matthew 22:14)

Sermon on Sunday 11th of Luke (Luke 14: 16-24, Matthew 22:14)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The parable of the Great Banquet, which we heard today in the Holy Gospel, was told by Jesus at the house of a Pharisee lord during a dinner in which he had been invited with others. He took the opportunity to teach this parable from...

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Will You Accept the Invitation?

Will You Accept the Invitation?

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ The Lord said this parable, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to...

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Die to the Earthly, Live to the Heavenly

Die to the Earthly, Live to the Heavenly

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,...

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Saint Daniel the Stylite

Saint Daniel the Stylite

Stylites (the Greek word style means pillar) In the early days of the Byzantine Empire, the love for God made many monks to choose strict and strange types of asceticism. So, some ascetics-saints were standing on a small platform on top of a pillaron for years in an amazing display...

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Why I Love Seasonal Employees (and Why You Should, Too)

Why I Love Seasonal Employees (and Why You Should, Too)

I had a flashback tonight on my way home from the mall, where I was doing some Christmas shopping. I kept thinking about the sales clerk that rang up the multitude of hostess gifts I had to buy for all of the socials and parties that we attend this time...

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1st Discourse on Fasting [1]

1st Discourse on Fasting [1]

Saint Basil the Great   Fasting is a prophetic command ‘Sound the trumpet on the day of the new moon, in the glorious day of your feast’. (Ps. 80, 3). This is a prophetic ordinance. For us, the readings (Is. 58, 4-6) resound louder than the trumpet and any other...

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All of Creation Rejoiced

All of Creation Rejoiced

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity “For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him.”  Matthew 2:2 Good morning Prayer Team! We began this short series on figures of...

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The Magi

The Magi

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.  Matthew 2:10 Good morning Prayer Team! Today we continue on our study of the “Figures of the Nativity”...

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The Custom of the Christmas Tree

The Custom of the Christmas Tree

Protopresbyter Panteleïmon Krouskos   For many people with a secular outlook, decorating the Christmas tree is the essence of Christmas. In Greece, this custom was imported from abroad and was introduced by the Bavarians*. The first time a Christmas tree was decorated was in Otto’s palace and thereafter it spread...

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