Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

How many of you recently have gone out to eat with your families? Holiday shoppers, especially on the weekends, will generally dine out because of the convenience or simply to enjoy the festive atmosphere that virtually every restaurant or public place provides. Naturally, we have all felt the economic pinch...

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Chicago Area Archons Bring Awareness to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Chicago Area Archons Bring Awareness to the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Order of St Andrew (Archons) hosted their annual Vesper and Liturgy services honoring St Andrew on November 29 and 30, 2016, at St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. Twenty Archons and several clergy from the Metropolis of Chicago attended along with the laity....

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A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

A Resource to Celebrate Saint Nicholas

It’s always surprised me how adults burden themselves during the Christmas Holiday Season by playing Santa, and they neglect to honor his prototype St. Nicholas. Do you know who St. Nicholas was and is? The Greek Archdiocese of America has an Advent page that features information concerning the feasts and...

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OCN Board Meets in NYC

OCN Board Meets in NYC

His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America addresses the OCN Board The Board of Directors of the Orthodox Christian Network held is annual meeting in New York at the ROCOR Diocese of Eastern America and New York.  This was a historic meeting due to the location and presence of His...

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Render to God the things that are God’s

Render to God the things that are God’s

Listen to the Daily Reading for December 2, 2016, St. Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 5:9-13; 5:24-28 BRETHREN, God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with...

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The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

On November 21, 2016, Pravoslavie reported that Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria will restore the diaconate to women. Recently, Saint Catherine’s Vision shared Evangelos Theodorou’s response to the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria’s decision to proceed with the restoration of the ministry of deaconesses as an...

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Thankful for Friends

Thankful for Friends

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17 A friend loves at all times, and a bother is born for adversity.  Proverbs 17:17   Good morning Prayer Team! For...

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OCN Board Tours St. Nicholas Shrine Construction 2016

OCN Board Tours St. Nicholas Shrine Construction 2016

Members of the OCN Board of Directors came together in the Fall of 2016 to tour the construction site of St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center.  The terrorist attacks of 9/11 destroyed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and affected the entire world.  The St. Nicholas National Shrine...

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Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) The Son glorifies the Father and the Father glorifies the Son and rightly ‘straightway,’ in a natural way. The Holy Spirit, similarly, proceeds from the Father, rests in the Son and glorifies Him, heralding the content of the life of the Son and guiding the...

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