Heavenly Shore

Heavenly Shore

“Through prayers and acts of charity for the departed, Christians demonstrate the relationship between this world and the world to come. The Church in this world and the Church in the next is one and the same – one body, one being- just as the roots of a tree, below...

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Hesychasm and Missions

Hesychasm and Missions

Pemptousia recently interviewed Elder Elisaios, Abbot of Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras. Here is one idea derived from the engaging interview, which can be found at the link below. When places like Madagascar come to mind, the first things we think of are the endless beaches and jungles. The very...

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Witnessing to the Nonreligious

Witnessing to the Nonreligious

  The “Speaking to Secular America” conference was in its second day and in full swing at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Father Theodore Dorrance wanted to create an outline and an honest witness for “Creating a Church that Reaches Out to the Nonreligious” and the...

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My Brother Is My Life

My Brother Is My Life

The Rich Man and Lazarus “My brother is my life,” noted St. Silouan. Think about that for a moment. My brother or sister is my life. The other, my neighbor, my co-worker, my acquaintance, the person I encounter on the street or in my daily routine, is my life. As...

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Follow Your Passion

Follow Your Passion

  Follow your passion, do what you love, joy is the intersection of that Venn diagram meme where what you’re good at intersects with all the other things you do and why you do them. It seems right, good and worthy. Surely if you love writing, working with animals, plumbing,...

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LIVE Bible Study Guide – Session 36 – The Book of Acts

LIVE Bible Study Guide – Session 36 – The Book of Acts

LIVE STREAM Bible Study Guide The Book of Acts 16.11 – 24 – Homily 35 November 4, 2015 With Father Athanasios Haros Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. EST Watch LIVE Bible Study When: November 4, 2015 & Every Wednesdays at 7 p.m. EST What:  A Bible Study on the Book of Acts  Click...

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The Beauty of Diversity in Unity

The Beauty of Diversity in Unity

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful conversations that strengthen us in our own faith and increase our ability to share it in meaningful ways with our fellow human beings. This is why...

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When We Desire God’s Will

When We Desire God’s Will

Pray then like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead...

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