Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 10

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 10

Before concluding, there is one final, yet very important point which makes St. Silouan’s teaching so relevant for today. And this is the special emphasis he places on the theme of depression and despair within the spiritual struggle. Interestingly enough, this warning against the danger of depression and despair was...

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Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 9

Saint Silouan the Athonite and His Relevance Today, Part 9

The passion of pride seduced even Lucifer, who was created as the greatest and most glorious angel. Pride is thus the primordial cause of the fall of creation. Infiltrating even unto the heights of the angelic hosts, pride remains the main cause of man’s sin and his separation from God....

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Newsweek Scholarship: So Sloppy It’s a Sin

Newsweek Scholarship: So Sloppy It’s a Sin

Just in time for Christmas, Newsweek continued the media’s predictable and venerable tradition of trashing the Christian Faith. (Expect the next instalment just around Easter time.)  To be precise, on December 23, it published a piece by Kurt Eichenwald entitled, “The Bible:  So Misunderstood It’s a Sin”.  The intended victims of the annual seasonal assault are...

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The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

The Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Paul of Chicago and the Midwest

We at OCN would like to extend our prayers of support to Bishop Paul as he begins his new archpastoral ministry. CHICAGO, IL — Clergy and faithful from parishes across the Midwest gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here on the morning of Saturday, December 27, 2014 for the...

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Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami

Metropolitan Nektarios Holds Trisagion Service on 10th Anniversary of Devastating Tsunami December 26 marks the 10th anniversary of a powerful and deadly earthquake in the eastern Indian Ocean. It caused an ocean wave, or tsunami, so big it destroyed entire coastal communities. The deadly tsunami killed about 230,000 people-one-third of...

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