What’s new for November 28-December 5?

What’s new for November 28-December 5?

To go straight to the latest programs, follow the links below. Come Receive the Light: FOCUS’ Nick Chakos and Theodora Palomalu Worship in Spirit and Truth: Worship in the Nativity Season Theologically Thinking: Will you go to the Wedding Banquet? The Sounding: Hate to Admit it, But I Procrastinate, too!...

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Who are your secret idols?

Who are your secret idols?

Food, your iPhone, academics, money, celebrities, football… There are so many things out there that pull us away from God and beg us to worship them instead. Idol worship is easy to cover up. It’s even easier to deny. During this Nativity fast, I find myself asking the hard questions...

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Make a joyful shout to the Lord!

Make a joyful shout to the Lord!

Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise....

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Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

The Turkish government is actively considering converting  Hagia Sophia, one of the treasures of the Orthodox Christian church, into a mosque. Please join us in doing all we can to prevent this disaster. A petition has been created which will be submitted to UNESCO, urging that Hagia Sophia be declared...

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Food and the Holidays

Food and the Holidays

As we gather with our families to give thanks for God’s many blessings, we take a moment to remember those less fortunate than we are. Nick Chakos, Executive Director of FOCUS North America, and long-time board member Theodora Polamalu join Fr. Chris in discussing the urgent need in this country,...

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La Santa Unción

La Santa Unción

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de la Santa Unción: ¿Qué es?  ¿Por qué la necesitamos?  El himno «Hemos Visto la Verdadera Luz» del fin de la Divina Liturgia — cantado por el coro de...

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Healing a Blind Man

Healing a Blind Man

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με την βοήθεια μια ομιλίας του Γερμανού Β, Πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, προσεγγίζει το θαύμα της θεραπείας του τυφλού. Η πίστη και η επιμονή του έκαναν τα αδύνατα, δυνατά προβάλλοντας τον ως παράδειγμα προς μίμηση για όλους εμάς.

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Worship in the Nativity Season

Worship in the Nativity Season

On Worship in Spirit and Truth, Dr. Demetrios Katos discusses the prayers and services of the upcoming Nativity Season.

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Will you go to the Wedding Banquet?

Will you go to the Wedding Banquet?

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. William Chiganos explores the Parable of the Wedding Banquet and asks if we will join it, or will we give an excuse for not going.

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OCN Attends Conference on Aging

OCN Attends Conference on Aging

OCN’s Dr. Keith Massey recently attended the fall conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR).  The conference theme was “The Clinical and Pastoral Care of the Aging Patient.”  Listen below to hear the excellent presentations of conference speakers. 1. Keynote Address by His Grace, Bishop John...

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Hate to Admit It, But I Procrastinate, too!

Hate to Admit It, But I Procrastinate, too!

The newest best friend of everyone today, especially college students, is procrastination. I usually try to do everything on time. Typically, I am that one student that has her research paper done one month before the due date, but, sometimes, even I slip up. This semester, I just kept putting...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew 5:33 – 42: The Fourth and Fifth Examples of the New Spirit Oaths and Revenge Opening thoughts and basis for discussion We must remember the new standard Christ sets in motion for us. Christ’s teaching is that thoughts are just as important as deeds. He is...

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