You Can Help “Share the Light”

You Can Help “Share the Light”

Do you benefit from OCN’s ministry? Do you believe in creating a powerful media outreach for Orthodox Christianity? Then please stand with us at OCN as we seek to share our timeless Orthodox Christian Faith with the world! On Sunday, January 17th we begin our Share the Light Sunday Campaign...

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Disciples Fishing in a Digital Ocean

Disciples Fishing in a Digital Ocean

  Almost two thousand years ago, Jesus called the fishermen to become fishers of men.  Back then, all you needed to fish was know-how, a boat and a net. Life had a slower pace.  People spoke face to face.  You could believe what you saw with your own eyes. But how do...

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Philoptochos Chapter Joins Methodist Church Efforts

Philoptochos Chapter Joins Methodist Church Efforts

Philoptochos chapters across the United States have been challenged to provide a total of 250,000 meals in the months leading up to the July 2016 National Convention. In response to National Philoptochos President Maria Logus’ goal of “doing — more hands-on philanthropy, engaging all members of our community in our work,” our Philoptochos chapter in...

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Daily Reading for January 8, 2016, Saint George of Hozeva

Daily Reading for January 8, 2016, Saint George of Hozeva

  Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 6:3-11 Prokeimenon. Mode 1.  Psalm 26.1,2 The Lord is my light and my savior. The Lord is the defender of my life. Brethren, all who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

High Fructose Corn Syrup

  So, I’m yelling at my son, “Don’t drink that root beer kid, it’s just a cold glass of high fructose corn syrup.”  Without missing a beat, he says, “Dad, look at the labels of the ketchup and pickles you just smoothed all over your burger.”  My smart kids grate...

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Hudson Teen Retrieves Epiphany Cross

Hudson Teen Retrieves Epiphany Cross

  TARPON SPRINGS, Fla   It took Anderson Combs less than 20 seconds to pull the coveted white wooden cross from a bayou in Tarpon Springs. The seasoned swimmer from Hudson High School was among 49 boys, aged 16 to 18, who participated in Wednesday’s Epiphany celebration, the largest of its kind...

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Ch, Ch, Changes … for a Spiritual Renewal

Ch, Ch, Changes … for a Spiritual Renewal

  As we enter yet another new year of the Lord’s goodness, we hear from today’s Gospel pericope, on this Sunday after Epiphany, a message of personal renewal: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). How appropriate, given this time of year, when people commit themselves...

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‘Give for Greece’ Campaign Extends Aid to Those Most Vulnerable

‘Give for Greece’ Campaign Extends Aid to Those Most Vulnerable

The arrival of freezing cold and snowfall in northern Greece also brings renewed worries to the region’s caregiver institutions. More than five years after the onset, Greece’s economy remains in crisis. Without government assistance, the state run homes sheltering 1,800 elderly, orphans and disabled struggle to protect the health and...

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Nativity Devotion, January 7: It’s All About HIM!!!

Nativity Devotion, January 7: It’s All About HIM!!!

  The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, “After me comes a man who ranks before me, for He was before me.”  John 1:29-30 (Gospel from...

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