Christian Rights and Freedom Institute Holds its 2nd Annual National Symposium

Christian Rights and Freedom Institute Holds its 2nd Annual National Symposium

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution.  You have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. The Christian Rights and Freedom...

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Going to Extraordinary Lengths

Going to Extraordinary Lengths

Going to Extraordinary Lengths Fr. Lazarakis discusses the Gospel of the Paralytic and the extraordinary lengths that the men took to deliver him to Jesus. There are so many obstacles on the road to salvation and so many things that want to stand between us and Christ. The idea of martyrdom has...

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Having a Never Give Up Attitude in Your Relationships

Having a Never Give Up Attitude in Your Relationships

Having a Never Give Up Attitude in Your Marriage and Relationships Fr. Nicholas Louh concludes his sermon series on relationships with “Having a Never Give Up Attitude”. Just like there are seasons in the year, there are seasons in your relationships. Many times we can settle in our relationships when God wants...

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Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

Parenting Guide for Lenten Services.

  Lent is a three-legged stool of Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving. If you try to balance on only one leg, you are sure to fall. It is very common for people to make this mistake when it comes to fasting during Lent.  We often get distracted by the foods...

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Resisting Temptations

Resisting Temptations

Resisting Temptations Fr. Nicholas Louh continues his sermon series about relationships with “Resisting Temptations”. We all have aspects of our lives that we can struggle with. If you want to have a God first marriage then you need to be willing to confront the sins that are trying to conquer...

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Lazarakis explains the importance of the Sunday of Orthodoxy and Icons. Icons teach us three important things that are critical to our salvation. Icons remind us that God became a Man and we see that pictured. Icons teach us that if we devote ourselves, we can become holy like the...

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Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor – A Story from Africa by Themi Adamopoulo Watch and listen as Fr. Themi Adamopoulo discusses the scandal occurring in Africa and the world. The greatest scandal that we are currently facing is hunger. Hunger kills 20,000 people a day in Africa. Jesus says “for...

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God is Good

God is Good

ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United Stated of America, originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. In a constantly changing media...

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Joint  Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Joint Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Prayer for Syrian Bishops

Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches to Hold Common Prayer Service The Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United Stated of America and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America (SCOOCH) are pleased to announce that a “Common Prayer Service” will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 21,...

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Attacks on Christians Continue in India

Attacks on Christians Continue in India

Attacks on Christians in India Continue Despite Congressional Letter Sent to Prime Minister Modi Congressman Expresses Disappointment in India’s Evasive Behavior 03/29/2016 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, continues to remain silent on the issue of rising religious intolerance in India despite receiving an open...

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IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

IOCC Has a Weekly Lenten Reflection

The veneration of the Cross renews and refocuses our Lenten journey by bringing our attention back to Christ, back to the love of God for us. Are you looking for more inspiration during the Lenten Season?  The International Orthodox Christian Charities, our sister ministry under the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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The Sin of Judas Was Not the Betrayal

The Sin of Judas Was Not the Betrayal

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.  Matthew 26:6-16  (Gospel...

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