What’s new for December 5-12?

What’s new for December 5-12?

To go directly to the program of your choice, click below: Come Receive the Light: Frederica Matthewes-Green on Fulfilling the Prophecies Special Feature: Fr. Chris reports from Berlin on the Archons 2nd International Conference on Religious Freedom in Turkey The Sounding: Christine Hallberg shares how “Life Goes On” after cancer...

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International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

(Berlin, Germany) The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany, hosted its 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel in...

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Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

The second day began with a number of panel discussions and the talks around the current constitution of Turkey and the new one, especially in relation to history and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Our readers should realize that the legal state of the Patriarchate is not recognized in Turkey. The Patriarch...

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Fulfilling the Prophecies

Fulfilling the Prophecies

Frederica Mathewes-Green is back on the show to talk about the many Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Christ’s birth, as well as the need to understand the entirety of the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus. We’ll also hear from Fr. Laurent Cleenewerck about Mary’s virgin birth and perpetual...

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Saint Nicholas and the Christmas Season

Saint Nicholas and the Christmas Season

The Feast Day of Saint Nicholas is December 6th. In Theologically Thinking, Fr. Chris and Terry Mattingly explore how the Christmas Season seems to start earlier and earlier every year and how Saint Nicholas might help us refocus on the real reason for the season.

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“Big T” and “little t” Traditions at Christmas

“Big T” and “little t” Traditions at Christmas

On Mission Possible, Ginny Nieuwsma shares how we can keep the Nativity season centered on Christ by keeping and remember both Large and small “T” traditions.

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Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως

Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την θεραπεία της συγκίπουσας γυναίκας σχολιάζει την υποκριτική στάση των διαχρονικών Φαρισαίων απέναντι στην αλήθεια.

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Let No Man Put Asunder

Let No Man Put Asunder

We live in a culture of divorce. In North America, fully one half of all marriages end in divorce, and sometimes persons have several divorces, divorcing one spouse after another. This leaves a hidden trail of broken families and the challenge of creating blended families. It also places tremendous strain...

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Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Berlin Conference Opens: Segregation, Walls, Hope

Today is the beginning of a two-day intensive look into the issue of Religious Freedom for all minorities in Turkey. As I review the list of speakers, I must say I am more impressed than ever with the effort of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and thankful that OCN...

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Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

Syria’s Ma’loula Again Besieged: Nuns Kidnapped

London, 4 December 2013,  Mr. Daniel Gabriel on behalf of World Council of Arameans: After the recent attacks by militant Islamic forces against the ancient Aramean towns of Ma’loula and al-Raqqa, the world recently witnessed another organized assault against the Biblical towns of Sadad and Hafar. Sadly Ma’loula is again...

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December: Forgiveness and Repentance

December: Forgiveness and Repentance

“ …Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” (Mark 1:14b-15) Dear OCN Supporters, “Rejoice” might be the word that springs to our mind when we...

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Life Goes On…

Life Goes On…

Wow! What a trip the past few months have been. Much to my surprise, I was able to reenter our life without being completely traumatized. I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little traumatized by this whole ordeal (I think it would be a little concerning if I wasn’t), but the...

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