The Way to Give

The Way to Give

  Often times in hearing about missions and the other ministries of our tirelessly almsgiving Church it is easy to get lost in the means, the method, the aim, or better yet forget all together Who we give for. “If we do good because we fear hell, we’re in the...

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Missions Week: A Personal Testimony

Missions Week: A Personal Testimony

  In Boston we are celebrating “missions week” with a variety of speeches, conferences and presentations. This is a personal testimony from the variety of the Missions field. Many opportunities are available through www.ocmc.org. Where else but through the Kingdom of Christ could a young country boy turned city slicker...

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Passing of Mr. Chris Tomaras

Passing of Mr. Chris Tomaras

  On the morning of October 14th, the United States lost another eminent and esteemed philanthropist, Chris Tomaras. According to a press release from the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (written by Dr. Olga Sarantopoulos), Mr. Tomaras had a “restless spirit” and a “selflessness, which led him during his life...

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Parenting Living Icons

Parenting Living Icons

  At the Missions Institute conference, Speaking to Secular America, Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek School of Theology, gave an inspiring and thought provoking talk on raising children in the Orthodox Christian faith Dr. Mamalakis raised the all too familiar plethora of...

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Remembering the GOOD as we Journey through Life

Remembering the GOOD as we Journey through Life

In this second of a two-part sermon series, Fr. Nicholas Louh continues his exploration in focusing on what is GOOD, continuing with our overall walk and journey through our lives. We are constantly beset by situations which are out of our control. We are surrounded by stresses and demands on...

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Love is Patient and Kind – November 1, 2015

Love is Patient and Kind – November 1, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the Epistle reading of the day. On the first day of November, we commemorate Saints Cosmas and Damian, Unmercenary Doctors who did not charge for their services as they healed people and spread the Gospel...

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Keynote Speaker Michael Psaros’ “OXI” Day Speech

Keynote Speaker Michael Psaros’ “OXI” Day Speech

Inspired by the The Washington Oxi Day Foundation, the Orthodox Christian Network features their important work to “inform American policymakers and the public about the profound role Greece played in bringing about the outcome of World War II and celebrating modern day heroes who exhibit the same courage as the Greeks did in...

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Finally home – Burying the homeless

Finally home – Burying the homeless

The homeless dead carried to graves by Christian young men In an earlier article “Soldier in the Streets” (http://myocn.net/soldier-in-the-streets/), OCN shared an up-close and personal interaction with a homeless veteran in Boston. His relationship to Christ was that of sitting on a back door stoop in tattered clothes staring with bleary...

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Converting to Christianity amid Refugee Crisis; The Gospel advances!

Converting to Christianity amid Refugee Crisis; The Gospel advances!

In Northern Iraq, indigenous Christian missionaries saw the gospel advance nearly unopposed, as reported by Iraqi ministry leaders, despite fierce combat in the region with U.S./Iraqi forces and ISIS. The Christian workers here are having trouble keeping up with area residents’ desire to learn about Christ and the Bible, according to...

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Daily Devotion: Now, Not Then

Daily Devotion: Now, Not Then

 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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Syrian refugees take shelter in Orthodox Church on Greek Island

Syrian refugees take shelter in Orthodox Church on Greek Island

Syrian refugees on Lesbos, shelter in Orthodox Church Thousands upon thousands of refugees, have entered Greece via the Greek Island of Lesbos, which is only 6 miles from the Turkish border. In the last several days, especially, the island has seen several hundred come ashore. Many of those attempting to...

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