Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

Sunday’s Gospel:  Be the One

In the story of the Ten Lepers who were cleansed and healed by Jesus, only one came back to thank and praise Him. The other nine were nowhere to be found. Yet it seems that people spend a lot of time looking at the reasons why the nine were not grateful, etc… ...

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The Spiritually Blind, Πνευματικά Tυφλοί

The Spiritually Blind, Πνευματικά Tυφλοί

  Spiritually Blind As Jesus was preaching at the entrance of the ancient town of Jericho, he interrupted his preaching and offered healing to a blind man who was desperately asking for it, while the others were trying to quiet him. So who was really blind? Πνευματικά Tυφλοί Ο Χριστός...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 24, 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 24, 2016

  EPISTLE READING St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 1:15-17 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 2. Psalm 27.9,1 O Lord, save your people and bless your inheritance. Verse: To you, O Lord, I have cried, O my God. Timothy, my son, the saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ...

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Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

Finding Blessings Outside of Normal

    A year ago we “lost” our second baby – in the womb. “She” (we believe the baby was a girl) was with me physically for 2 ½ months. I didn’t fully appreciate the miracle she was then, and it is only now that she is somewhere else that...

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The Orthodox Call to Prayer

The Orthodox Call to Prayer

      How do monks and nuns know it’s time for service in the church when they are spread throughout the monastery?  They listen for the simandron, or toaca, a wooden board hanging by a chain.  When the simandron is hit with a wooden mallet, the sound can carry for...

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Holy People and Holy Places 

Holy People and Holy Places 

  Have you ever been on a pilgrimage?  Have you traveled to a holy place with the purpose of venerating it, or in order visit historical or sacred sites?  Fr. Ilya Gotlinsky speaks with Bryce Buffenbarger on the value and blessings of taking pilgrimages.  There is a spiritual renewal that...

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Mobile Apps – Orthodox News & Orthodox Prayerbook

The Orthodox Christian Network is thrilled to announce the launch of Orthodox News (Spark OCN) and Orthodox Prayerbook – our new mobile apps for iPhones & iPads! Orthodox News (OCN Spark): OCN Spark is an Orthodox Christian News portal that allows you to take action.  Spark provides daily devotions, live Bible study, and you can read...

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