The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

Matthew 11:1-11 Christ and John the Baptist “Are you the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Is this a question for the sake of John’s disciples? Is this a question of impatience? Or is this a question of dawning faith and hope? When we understand Jesus’ response in...

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Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

The season of the virtues now has come, and the Judge is at the door. Let us not hold back with darkened face, but let us keep the Fast, offering tears, contrition and almsgiving; and let us cry: our sins are more in number than the sand of the sea;...

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Ο Γρηγόριος Παλαμάς για την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού

Ο Γρηγόριος Παλαμάς για την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει μια ομιλία του αγίου Γρηγορίου του Παλαμά με την ευκαιρία της B’ Κυριακής των Νηστειών, κατά την οποία τιμάται η μνήμη του. Ο άγιος Γρηγόριος αναλύεει σε βάθος την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού της Καπερναούμ αναδεικνύοντας τα κριτήρια που χρειάζονται προκειμένου κι εμείς να πλησιάσουμε τον Κύριο...

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The Moving Icon: Byzanfest

The Moving Icon: Byzanfest

This week’s episode is an overview of the recent Byzanfest, the world’s first Orthodox Christian short-film festival that was entirely online. Founder of Byzanfest and host of this show Chris Vlahonasios reveals the winning films and offers brief reviews of each one. Watch the films here.

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This Week in Orthodoxy, March 14, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, March 14, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Synaxis of Orthodox Churches Concluded March 9 Our top story this week. Ecclesiastical and secular media sources all had their eyes...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

In the second installment of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s 4-part Lenten series, His Excellency talks about prayer. Questions include:Why is such a fundamental thing so hard to do? If we believe that God sees into our hearts and minds, then why do we need to pray? Is it wrong to pray...

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The Best Video Content on the Web

The Best Video Content on the Web

From Angry Birds to meteors over Russia, we pay tribute to some of the most popular games and videos on the web…but ask if there is anything out there that could really change your life.

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Entering the Tomb of Christ

Entering the Tomb of Christ

As we near the end of the OCN pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I would like to share a collection of thoughts and pictures from our visit to the Holy Sepulcher. I spoke with several of my fellow pilgrims about this experience, and their thoughts are included here. One of...

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Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 and Mark 2:1-12. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 “In the beginning, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they...

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Meeting the Patriarch of Jerusalem

Meeting the Patriarch of Jerusalem

As the OCN pilgrims near the end of their journey, they are making the most of their last days in the Holy Land. The picture above shows them as they are received in a private audience with His Beatitude Theophilus, The Patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Rebuilding Resilient Communities in the Balkans

Rebuilding Resilient Communities in the Balkans

CAPTION: Learning can be difficult on an empty stomach. IOCC is providing assistance to ensure that each day these vulnerable schoolchildren living in a remote area of Kosovo will have free, hot lunches. IOCC is working to help improve the learning environment for students living in isolation in the region’s...

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Ascension, Gethsemane, Mary’s Tomb, and John’s House

Ascension, Gethsemane, Mary’s Tomb, and John’s House

My post today includes thoughts from fellow pilgrims, including Fr. Chris, Maria, George, and Georgia, which they shared with me as we visited these holy sites. 1. Church of the Ascension. We went to the Church of the Ascension, and we had the opportunity to visit with the monk, Achilles,...

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