Antichrist, Birmingham, Mass Killings

Antichrist, Birmingham, Mass Killings

Another mass killing has happened. Already the news media frenzy has spilled all over the TV, Radio, the Internet, etc. Thirteen people died (twelve plus the shooter) at the Navy Yard just 2 miles from Congress and the White House. As I heard this, I groaned with a certain sense...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 2

Fr. John offers the second class in the series. He focuses on the narrative of Jesus’ birth. “The Nativity is best understood in relation to the coming salvation and its prophetic expectation, which had been already promised by the Lord speaking through Isaiah.” St. John Chrysostom STUDY GUIDE The Gospel...

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Evolution or Creation Science?

Evolution or Creation Science?

In my years as a priest and of sharing the Gospel, I have heard many reasons offered for not becoming a Christian: scandals associated with clergy, the wealth of the Church, the Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. etc. I thought I had more or less heard it all, and so was...

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Feast of the Holy Cross 2013

Feast of the Holy Cross 2013

Apolytikion of the Holy Cross Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance, granting our rulers to prevail over adversaries, and protecting Your commonwealth by Your Cross. Kontakion of the Holy Cross Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that...

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Shrimp and Rice, a Good Way to Celebrate a Fasting Feast Day

Shrimp and Rice, a Good Way to Celebrate a Fasting Feast Day

On the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we celebrate the protection, glory and life-giving power of the cross.  We also remember with sobriety, through a strict fast, the suffering of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  But this feast isn’t only in remembrance of history, but also a time...

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Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

On September 14, we will be celebrating the Elevation of the Cross, and by celebrating I mean fasting. For this is one of two feast days which we actually commemorate with fasting. Just what are we commemorating with this feast? In 326 AD, St. Helen, the mother of Constantine, made...

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The Wrath of God

The Wrath of God

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Christopher Stamos discusses the true nature of God’s apparent anger.

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Meet “Clancy”

Meet “Clancy”

Listen Now.  On Journeys to Orthodoxy, Jacob Lee interviews “Clancy,” a man who grew up Mormon and then discovered the Orthodox faith after years of searching for the Truth. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of...

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Meaning of the Cross

Meaning of the Cross

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την εορτή της Υψώσεως του Τιμίου Σταυρού αναζητά το βαθύτερο νόημα του σταυρού καθώς και την ύψωση του δικού μας προσωπικού σταυρού μέσα στις καρδιές μας και την επίπτωση που αυτο θα έχει στην καθημερινότητα μας.

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Syrian Crisis

Syrian Crisis

You’ve heard plenty from the secular media about the situation in Syria, but how much do you know about the Orthodox Christian community there? Tune in this week to hear a clip from our exclusive interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Archdiocese about the current persecution of...

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Upcoming Meeting of Bishops

Upcoming Meeting of Bishops

Listen now to OCN’s interview with Bishop Basil on the 4th meeting of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, taking place September 17 – 19.

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Metropolitan Philip on Syria

Metropolitan Philip on Syria

On OCN Now, join us for an exclusive interview with His Eminence Metropolitan Philip, the primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. His Eminence has issued several statements calling for prayer and action on the current situation in Syria, where millions of Christians are suffering and in...

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