2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference

2016 Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference

Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black Conference scheduled to take place on October 7-9, 2016. This year’s conference, “Principles of Reconciliation” features keynote speaker, Bishop Neofitos of Kenya. Schedule Friday, October 7 3:00pm Registration at Joy of All Who Sorrow Church 4:00pm Canon...

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God Gave His Only Son

God Gave His Only Son

Listen to the Daily Reading for September 11, 2016, Sunday before Holy Cross St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 6:11-18 BRETHREN, see with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would...

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Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips For the Orthodox Christian, roughly half the year is taken up with Fasting Days.  The rules for our fasts often make little sense to us. There is, of course, a rhyme and a reason to this great tool for spiritual self mastery that the Church puts before us and it...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: So Who’s an Expert of Faith?

Musings from a Grateful Convert: So Who’s an Expert of Faith?

“An Expert is a man with a briefcase who is more than fifty miles from home.” This little saying came to my ears in my youth and seems popular today. I was having lunch with a close friend the other day, and I remarked that a mutual friend of ours...

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Sacred Space and Pan-Orthodox Studies

Sacred Space and Pan-Orthodox Studies

There is something about Liturgical Architecture that touches your soul when you first step into an Orthodox Church. Whether it’s the awe of the iconography or the lingering aroma of incense, you know you are in a special place. Listen as Christ Kamages, of CJK Design Group speaks with Fr....

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Walk of Life 2016

Walk of Life 2016

On Labor Day weekend, with the blessing of Archbishop Peter, the ROCOR Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America held its second annual Walk of Life pilgrimage, lead by Father Daniel Marshall and hosted by Saint Vladimir Orthodox Church in Dexter, Michigan.  The OCN is pleased to share this piece from Colin...

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This Week in Orthodoxy

This Week in Orthodoxy

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines the week of Friday, September 9, 2016: * His Eminence Archbishop Alypy of the Russian Orthodox Church...

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A Call to Unity

A Call to Unity

May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 15:5-6   Good morning Prayer Team! And grant that with...

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