Who has the Last Word?

Who has the Last Word?

“What I see around me would drive me insane if I did not know that no matter what happens, God will have the last word.” — Elder Paisios A couple of days ago, as I was going through my tumblr looking for Orthodox quotes, I stumbled upon that quote. Usually,...

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Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

Stop Telling Me to Missionary-Date

How many times am I expected to have my heart shattered before I can call it a day? No non-Orthodox men. I’ve said this before, and I’ve made exceptions before. And I feel I was right to make those exceptions, because they were amazing men who could have been great partners for...

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A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

A Motto Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared

Years ago on a September afternoon, my now-thirteen-year-old son came home from his first grade class with a request: “Could he join Scouts?” That question propelled me into the world of Scouting, and would see two other sons eventually follow suit. My wife jokingly tells everyone that “dad likes scouting...

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Seventh Sunday of Matthew

Seventh Sunday of Matthew

Streamed live on Aug 11, 2013 With what lips shall we, poor and worthless, call the Theotokos blessed? She is more honored then the creation, and more holy than the cherubim and all the angels. She is the unshaken Throne of the King, the Abode in which the Most High has...

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It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

I grew up with the notion that it could take just one parish to keep me in the faith. I was raised in a humble Greek Orthodox Church in Southern California. My weeks were like clockwork in the church. Sundays were for worship, Mondays for Greek dance, and Fridays for...

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God’s Second Chance

God’s Second Chance

As we struggle with vice and sin, we can find comfort knowing that God continually gives us second chances to get back on track. Fr. Athanasios Haros touches on this on Theologically Thinking, discussing how “metanoia” means “turning around, getting back on track.”

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Drugs and Drinking

Drugs and Drinking

Continuing our theme of “Vice,” we join Fr. Chris as he discusses the pressures of drugs and drinking with a group of Orthodox teenagers on Orthodox Teen Talk Online.

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Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

We continue our month-long look at addiction and recovery this week by hearing from a recovered gambling addict about his personal struggle and triumph. Join us for this honest look at what things were like, what changed and how his journey of recovery has transformed not only this addict’s life...

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How Much Can We Bear?

How Much Can We Bear?

At times pop cultural, classical and ecclesiastical literature, music and art deal with the idea of awareness, openness and the ability to absorb “Light”. Christians might notice this theme, found in so many creative outlets, as being a hint or shadow of the deep truth found in the “Light” of...

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Hungry Close to Home

Hungry Close to Home

There’s a lot of talk going around right now about the “work of fiction that is based in reality” as “Jeremiah Steepek” (pictured above) calls his tale of masquerading as a homeless man to shame his brand new congregation. It’s generated a lot of self-righteous talk among Christians and a...

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Making Byrek With Tefta

Making Byrek With Tefta

One of the most exciting aspects of being a missionary is immersing yourself into the culture of the people. Since arriving in Albania, I have learned a lot about the Albanian culture. I love to cook and I have tried a lot of new foods since coming to Albania three...

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Turbo Qualis: From Drugs to Christianity

Turbo Qualis: From Drugs to Christianity

On Journeys to Orthodoxy, Jacob Lee talks with Turbo Qualis. From dabbling in drugs, witchcraft and magic to discovering Christianity, hear how one man’s conversion to Christ and then to the Orthodox Church changed his life.   ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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