The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. Recently I came across a news story that had everything: patriarchal men facing off against earnest feminists who were protesting male oppression and church traditionalism. The story had liberated sexuality, violence, and people screaming in frustration who couldn’t take it any more. It...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 7:21 – 8:4 Matthew 7:21 Jesus teaches Enter through the narrow gate- there is a great temptation to not do so. Opposition to Christ coming from the Israelite community- mainly the Pharisee’s who were being severely challenged by Jesus Christ teachings and therefore felt threatened....

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Walnuts in Syrup

Walnuts in Syrup

Need a last minute gift for a Christmas gathering? Run out of ideas and extra cash? This recipe for Walnuts in Syrup could save the day! Combine: 4 c (1 bag) light brown sugar, 1/3 c corn starch, 2 T maple syrup, 3 c cold water, 1 t cinnamon and...

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What do I want for Christmas?

What do I want for Christmas?

As we approach the holy night of Nativity, comes a time when we ask ourselves the timeless question: what do I want for Christmas? If one looks around, generally electronics are popular with men, jewelry with women, gaming consoles with teens, and so on; as we could expect, mostly material...

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What’s new for December 26 – January 1?

What’s new for December 26 – January 1?

To go directly to a selected program, follow the links below. Come Receive the Light: Professor Edith Humphrey on repentance and forgiving. The Sounding: Fr. Lawrence Farley on “Just Imagine, John Lennon” From the Archives: Dr. Violet Leathers on “It’s Christmas Day: What’s Next?” Theologically Thinking: Fr. Athanasios Haros on...

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Scripture: Repentance and Forgiveness

Scripture: Repentance and Forgiveness

Prof. Edith Humphrey, the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, joins us for our final installment on repentance and forgiveness. Join her conversation with Fr. Chris as they talk about Scriptural models of both repentance and forgiveness. But first, OCN is delighted to announce its...

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Christ is come from Heaven; Encounter Him!

Christ is come from Heaven; Encounter Him!

On Theologically Thinking, Christ is come from Heaven; Encounter Him! Fr. Athanasios Haros proclaims that the birth of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is more than just another birth. It is the coming of God into His creation so that we can be united to Him. Christmas is...

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Los Santos Órdenes

Los Santos Órdenes

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de los Santos Órdenes (los oficios de diácono, sacerdote, y obispo): ¿De dónde vienen? ¿Cuál es su propósito? ¿Cuales son unas diferencias entre los órdenes de la Iglesia Ortodoxa...

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Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως – χαράς των Χριστουγέννων

Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως – χαράς των Χριστουγέννων

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει μέσα απο μια ομιλία του Αγίου Ιωάννου του Χρυσοστόμου την αιτία και την ποιότητα της αληθινής χαράς των Χριστουγέννων!

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It’s Christmas Day – What’s next?

It’s Christmas Day – What’s next?

Dr. Violet Leathers asks: It’s Christmas Day – What’s next? Tune in to find out about the Christian meaning of the popular carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

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“Don’t Be Afraid!”

“Don’t Be Afraid!”

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos shares his reflections on the real joy of this holy season.

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