Gun Violence

Gun Violence

Starting our month-long discussion of gun violence is Fr. Lawrence Farley, the pastor of St. Herman’s Orthodox Church in Langley, BC, and author of numerous books, including the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series. But first, this weekend in Falls Church, Virginia, the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion...

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La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten continuan su serie con la segunda parte acerca de la muerte y el servicio funerario de la Iglesia Ortodoxa — hablan de las lecturas litúrgicas y el servicio mismo del funeral. El...

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The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζει με την βοήθεια των λόγων του αγίου Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου την παραβολή του πλουσίου και του φτωχού Λαζάρου. Μια παραβολή τόσο κοντά στην εποχή μας και μακάρι στις καρδιές μας.

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St. Diadochos of Photiki and Material Gain

St. Diadochos of Photiki and Material Gain

In the modern world, we are absorbed with material gain. On Turning to the Fathers, Fr. John McGuckin explores the perspective of St. Diadochos of Photiki, who points us to higher pursuits–seeking understanding as the greatest of riches.

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Picture of Zacchaeus

Picture of Zacchaeus

St. Gregory Palamas paints a picture of Zacchaeus (St. Luke 19:1-10) as a man who wanted both sin and salvation, the old law and the new testament, riches and poverty. Listen to this week’s Harmony of Thunder as Fr. David Smith explores St. Gregory Palamas’ remarkable sermon and reveals the...

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Honey, what shall we do with our kids on Halloween?

Honey, what shall we do with our kids on Halloween?

All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (1 Co 10:23) Spending all my childhood and early youth in native Romania, I have to admit that I am not (yet) emotionally involved with all the...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

Adult Study Class Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-12 Summary of Jesus’ Ministry – Pg. 12 Jesus ministers to the crowds: Matthew’s report of Jesus Christ astounding success finding a welcome everywhere. Healing every disease and malady among the people – no affliction beyond his reach. No wonder so many followed him. The...

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Seventh Sunday of Luke

Seventh Sunday of Luke

Let us the faithful hasten to the Theotokos now and venerate her sacred veil, as we chant unto her, singing hymns to praise and honour her, as is fitting; for she shelt’reth with her shelter and all her faithful flock and preserveth them unharmed from all calamities, as they cry...

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Euvarelakia: Heartwarming Meatball Soup

Euvarelakia: Heartwarming Meatball Soup

With the cool fall weather, this smooth hearty meatball soup will warm you up. Euvarelakia (meatballs) are made with low-fat beef and rice in a velvety soup from an avgolemono (egg-lemon) base. It is sure to be a new family favorite. I start with my filling recipe for DOLMATHES (stuffed...

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Choosing a School and Relaunching The Ark

Choosing a School and Relaunching The Ark

As our nation grapples with the tragedy of yet another school shooting, we hear from His Grace Bishop Thomas of the Antiochian Archdiocese about making schooling choices. Tune in to hear his thoughts on the benefits and risks of public schools, private schools, and homeschooling. But first, OCN is thrilled...

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Resurrection of Jairus’ Daughter

Resurrection of Jairus’ Daughter

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την ευαγγελική περικοπή για την ανάσταση της κόρης του Ιάειρου απο τον Ιησού καθώς και για την θαυματουργική θεραπεία της αιμοροούσης γυναίκας, καταθέτεις τις σκέψεις του καθώς και της πατερικής γραμματείας σχετικά με τον θάνατο, την θλίψη που αυτή φέρνει και την ελπίδα της ανάστασης.

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18 Orthodox, Going on 19 Orthodox

18 Orthodox, Going on 19 Orthodox

I planned on writing this piece about something completely different, but at the last minute, some things have come to my mind. My birthday is in three days, on October 27th, the feast day of blessed Saint Paraskeva. Last year, I was waiting for my birthday with excitement and joy....

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