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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Those who truly love God

Those who truly love God

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Who are those who truly love God, where does their love for Him come from and how is it shown? What are the works of our love for God as regards our neighbours? And that love is the culmination of the old and the...

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I Am (Your Name) Who Stand in the Presence of God

I Am (Your Name) Who Stand in the Presence of God

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.”  Luke 1: 19  ...

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Trusting Parents, a Miraculous Birth

Trusting Parents, a Miraculous Birth

Listen Now.  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, just as they were delivered to us...

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Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Roughly six months before we celebrate the nativity of Christ, our Church honors the coming of one of his most precious companions, the Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist. John’s conception in itself was miraculous, an event that could have never occurred in the absence of divine intervention. Born...

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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 Day the Tide Changed:  The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

The Day the Tide Changed:  The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed; the...

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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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Let’s Go with Cooperation Instead of Anger

Let’s Go with Cooperation Instead of Anger

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.  Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices...

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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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