Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration is a mighty big word for little minds to grasp. Add to that the fact that this feast is tucked away in the Dormition Fast, and it is easy for kids to pass over it without appreciating or even understanding it. Here are a few ideas to make this...

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The Burden of Sin is Real

The Burden of Sin is Real

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church Florence in South Carolina shares his sermon, “The Burden of Sin is Real.” The burden of sin can really weigh us down, but it doesn’t have to keep us from reaching Christ. Holy Confession is...

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An Open Heart

An Open Heart

On Our Life in Christ and in America, Host Bill Hinkle speaks with Fr. John Kowalczyk about his decades of work in prison ministry. Fr. John discusses the importance of having an open heart and of being prepared to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of your...

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Substance Addiction: A Spiritual Illness

Substance Addiction: A Spiritual Illness

Kicking off this month’s theme is Fr. George Aquaro of St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Torrance, CA. Fr. George is also the author or a blog entitled Orthodoxy and Recovery, orthodoxyandrecovery.blogspot.com – A blog about the direct connection between the spirituality of Orthodox Christianity and recovery from alcoholism,...

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Vice Month

Vice Month

For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. Romans 7:15 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, When we hear the word “addiction,” our minds go straight to alcoholism and drug...

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