The Horns of Hattin

The Horns of Hattin

On a July 4 almost a thousand years ago, in the year of our Lord 1187, a multitude of men clad in the Cross died in despair on a hill in Palestine. Their death began a long night for the Christians of Jerusalem, for the battle fought on this hill...

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Paying the water bill – a 3-day adventure!

Paying the water bill – a 3-day adventure!

Often as a missionary, you find that tasks that once were simple have become serious adventures. What was a simple part of everyday life, now takes exponentially more effort and time. I would like to tell you about our latest adventure in Albania, an adventure involving paying utility bills. “Most...

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Second Sunday of Luke

Second Sunday of Luke

On September 29, we commemorate St. Kyriakos. The sacred lavra doth at all times rightly honour thee as a sure helper and support and mighty champion, and it annually observeth thy holy mem’ry. And since thou, O righteous Cyriacus, dost possess boldness with the Lord, protect us from our enemies,...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 4

Fr. John offers the next class in the series, focusing on the Holy Family’s return from exile in Egypt to Nazareth. STUDY GUIDE The Gospel of Matthew 2:19-23 Return to Nazareth Opening thoughts and basis for discussion The historical background of the Return to Nazareth helps us understand why God...

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Long Road to Orthodoxy

Long Road to Orthodoxy

Join us for another inspiring conversation about the spiritual journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. Brendan Pelphrey is with us to talk about his long and winding road to our historic Church and Faith. We also hear from Theodora Sexstone of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC, who joins us...

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OCN Now: Update on Syria

OCN Now: Update on Syria

On OCN Now, hear the real story about the current situation in Syria from Dean Triantafilou, Executive Director of IOCC.

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St. Brenden and the Universal Church

St. Brenden and the Universal Church

On Theologically Thinking, Terry Mattingly and Fr. Chris discuss St. Brenden and his significance to the Universal Church.

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Influence of Media

Influence of Media

As we begin exploring October’s theme, “Escaping the Monotony,” in Orthodox Teen Talk Online, we hear Fr. Chris discuss the influence of the media with a group of teenagers.

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Divorcio

Divorcio

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten siguen hablando del tema del matrimonio, pero hablan esta vez de la tragedia de que pasa cuando las parejas se divorciaron — ¿Qué es lo que enseña la Iglesia sobre este tema?...

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The Lord’s Revolutionary Commandment

The Lord’s Revolutionary Commandment

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζει την επαναστατική, την διαχρονική εντολή του Κυρίου όπως αυτή διατυπώνεται στο κατα Λουκάν ευαγγελιο (6,31). Θέτοντας αυτή την εντολή ως καθημερινή μας πρακτική θα διαπιστώσουμε οτι πλησιάζουμε όλο και περισσότερο την Βασιλεία του Θεού, όχι μόνο για μας μα και για όλον τον κόσμο.

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Assembly of Bishops: Progress at 4th Annual Meeting

Assembly of Bishops: Progress at 4th Annual Meeting

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its fourth annual meeting September 17-19, 2013 in Schaumburg, IL. Forty-three hierarchs representing 11 jurisdictions were in attendance. At the conclusion of the meeting the Assembly released three official statements to the faithful: on the Church’s unchanging view...

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A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

The greatest plague of the 21st century is not AIDS, nor cancer, nor the H1N1 flu, but something that affects much more people in ways we can barely start to understand: depression. Reportedly one in ten Americans suffers from one or the other forms of this malady. The rates of...

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