Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

  Christmas isn’t over!  For the Orthodox Churches on the Julian calendar, the celebrations are just beginning! Here’s a cute video of how Christmas is celebrated around the world for the Orthodox and non-Orthodox.   OCN offers videos, podcasts, blogs and music, to enhance Orthodox Christian life.  Our blog, The Sounding, supports...

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Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

Daily Reading for January 6, 2016, Holy Theophany, Epiphany

  St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 117.26,1 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever. TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all...

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Philoptochos Honors Saint through Vasilopita 

Philoptochos Honors Saint through Vasilopita 

      Every year Philoptochos Chapters across America host a luncheon and offer Vasilopita for sale or auction to benefit the Saint Basil Academy, a Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Institution in Garrison New York.  This event provides a major source of funding for the Academy’s operating expenses. Vasilopita is a...

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Sunday’s Gospel: Blessed New Year’s Resolutions 

Sunday’s Gospel: Blessed New Year’s Resolutions 

      What are some New Year’s resolutions you made this year? It is now Day 3 of the New Year – are you still staying faithful to the resolutions? Why do so many people make New Year’s resolutions? Is it because we see something in our lives we...

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IOCC Responds As Severe Weather Cripples  Communities From Texas To The Midwest

IOCC Responds As Severe Weather Cripples Communities From Texas To The Midwest

December 31, 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is preparing emergency relief for survivors of severe weather that is crippling hundreds of communities across the country. Nearly 70 tornados have swept across the country in the past week, causing 11 deaths and massive destruction near Garland, Texas....

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Humility Prepares the Way of Christ

Humility Prepares the Way of Christ

Be Transfigured – Humility Prepares the Way of Christ When the Holy Trinity was about to be revealed to the world, God did not send a king, a governor, or an emperor. He sent a man of incredible humility. John the Baptist expressed his humility by declaring, “There comes One...

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Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions and to live sober, upright and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  Titus...

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