The katavasies for ‘I will open my mouth’ – Iordanis Koutsimanis

The katavasies for ‘I will open my mouth’ – Iordanis Koutsimanis

As a living continuum of tradition, Byzantine music occupies an important position in the musical past of Veria. Today, gifted singers continue this musical tradition, which is perfectly attuned to the architectural and iconographic decoration of the Byzantine churches of the town. Iordanis Koutsimanis, the Protopsaltis of the church of...

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The Short Version

The Short Version

Watch Fr. Michael Marcantoni as he speaks about “The Short Version” of the second commandment. “For the second commandment is like this, to love your neighbor as your very self – for no greater live has a man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends.” ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL...

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Announcement by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Announcement by the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Today’s verdict on the part of the Greek justice system has restored the honour of those who have been so unfairly treated for almost a decade. The Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaid glorifies God for permitting those people to be vindicated. It can now continue its spiritual and charitable...

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Let God Arise: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Let God Arise: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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God’s promises

God’s promises

Have you ever promised something to a friend? Did your friend believe you? Did you keep your promise? In today’s epistle reading, we hear about a promise God made. He promised Abraham that he would have a son.   Abraham was an old man by then, so at first he...

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God’s Plan for Salvation

God’s Plan for Salvation

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ But when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the...

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Abbot Ephraim: Lord’s Cross in our Life

Abbot Ephraim: Lord’s Cross in our Life

Elder Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopedi Holy Monastery, Mt Athos. Greece, at a Sermon on Lent’s Third Sunday Vespers (2014). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally...

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