Fifth Sunday of Saint Luke

Fifth Sunday of Saint Luke

O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: “Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on...

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Exposing My Poor Spirit

Exposing My Poor Spirit

Years ago, early in my Orthodox journey, I purchased Nicholas Cabasilas’ The Life in Christ. I remember enjoying it and being helped by it, but the details escape me. Recently, upon recommendation by a friend, I decided to pick it back up. Cabasilas spends the bulk of his work discussing...

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Should Christians Own Guns?

Should Christians Own Guns?

Dear OCN Supporters, This month’s topic – guns and violence – is one on which Christians have a wide array of opinions, thoughts, and feelings. As Orthodox Christians considering this issue, we must remember what our priests say each week in the liturgy: “Let us go forth in peace,” adding,...

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13 Facebook Sins You Might Need to Confess

13 Facebook Sins You Might Need to Confess

With over 500 million active users, and 50% of people logging in on a daily basis, Facebook is a way of life for most of us. As a regular Facebook user myself, I enjoy reading my friends’ and family’s status updates. I like staying in touch with what’s happening in...

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