Reflection on Orthodox Life in the Armed Forces

Reflection on Orthodox Life in the Armed Forces

OCN would like to express gratitude to the young men and women who serve our country and would like to recognize the efforts of dedicated chaplains throughout the world. There are many good Orthodox Christians in the Marines and throughout our country’s armed forces. With Veteran’s Day drawing near we...

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IOCC Delivers Help for Hurricane Joaquin Survivors

IOCC Delivers Help for Hurricane Joaquin Survivors

  Inspired by the IOCC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers emergency relief and development programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church...

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Faith and Healing for the Mayan People

Faith and Healing for the Mayan People

  Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us...

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Heal Me, Lord:  A Faithful Perspective of Disabilities

Heal Me, Lord: A Faithful Perspective of Disabilities

Some time ago the World Council of Churches released an article entitled “A Church of All and for All – An interim statement”  regarding disabilities and healing. It presents an interpretation of Christ’s relationship with disabilities and healing and how they are seen according to our Faith in society. The article deals with a modern...

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The Psaltic Art: Material Grace in Byzantine Music

The Psaltic Art: Material Grace in Byzantine Music

  The Living Christ is our Communion, the Fullness of all things. We consume physical things with changed essence, the essence of bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Christ. In this life we will seldom find pure visions of the kingdom but we can catch glimpses of...

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Daily Devotion: Avoiding Temptation

Daily Devotion: Avoiding Temptation

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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We Can Live Through the Pain

We Can Live Through the Pain

Be Transfigured – We Can Live Through the Pain Many ask, “If God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, the why do people starve to death?” This very popular question is based upon a misunderstanding about God’s love. God doesn’t give us struggle. He allows things to run...

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