OCMC News – Miracles and Milestones: Missions in 2015

OCMC News – Miracles and Milestones: Missions in 2015

by Alex Goodwin (Posted 12/28/2015) 2015 has been an amazing year for Orthodox missions and the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC). None of it would have been possible without your prayers, support, and service. What follows are some highlights from the Mission Center programs that have shared Christ with a...

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Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

    The Feast of Epiphany is one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox calendar.  It is often celebrated around the world with the blessing of rivers or lakes and young men dive to retrieve the cross which was used to bless the waters for an extra...

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Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

    In his sermon on the Gospel, Fr. Lazarakis reflects on the Light of Christ this Christmas.  After seeing The Force Awakens this holiday, he reminds us that it is only with Christ that everything is possible and conquerable.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an...

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The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

What do you do when you get up every morning? When you have school, how do you get ready to go? What do you do first? You probably have a little routine. Maybe you get dressed, have some breakfast, brush your teeth, and so on (but maybe in a different...

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Sunday’s Gospel:  Martyrs for Christ

Sunday’s Gospel: Martyrs for Christ

  MARTYRS FOR CHRIST Sunday after Christmas Webster 2015   70 Million Christian Martyrs! 70 Million people, since the birth of Christ, have been killed because they were followers of this newborn baby we celebrated this past week. That’s quite an incredible number of people who have suffered and died...

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Memories of St. Nicholas: A Treasured Place

Memories of St. Nicholas: A Treasured Place

Learn about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, New York. Inspired by the project to rebuild St. Nicholas Shrine, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature stories and news related to its progress. On September 11, 2001, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed under the...

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Archbishop Demetrios’ Encyclical for the New Year

Archbishop Demetrios’ Encyclical for the New Year

    Dec 29, 2015   January 1, 2016 Feast of Saint Basil and New Year   To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical...

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Greek Carols Honoring Saint Basil

Greek Carols Honoring Saint Basil

      New Year’s Carols   Start of the month and start of the year,  My tall rosemary bush! And start of the year, a good year, In church, in church with the holy throne!   Start of the year, when Christ came, Most holy and spiritual; To walk on...

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Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the Child and His...

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