Metropolitan Iakovos Leads Greek Independence Parade in Greektown, Chicago on April 30, 2017

Metropolitan Iakovos Leads Greek Independence Parade in Greektown, Chicago on April 30, 2017

April 30, 2017: The rain held off for today’s Greek Independence Parade in Greektown, Chicago, organized by Enosis! His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago proudly lead the parade again this year joined by the Greek Minister of Maritime & Island Policy Panagiotis Kouroumplis, the Consul General of Greece in Chicago...

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Greek Orthodox Regional Hierarch Keynote Speaker at Annual Raising of the Greek Flag Event

Greek Orthodox Regional Hierarch Keynote Speaker at Annual Raising of the Greek Flag Event

BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSOS ATTENDS ANNUAL GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT AT DALEY PLAZA IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO CHICAGO, IL: Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, was a Keynote Speaker at the Annual Raising of the Greek Flag and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Richard J....

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‘The Angel cried aloud’, slow, short melody, tone 1

‘The Angel cried aloud’, slow, short melody, tone 1

Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘The Angel cried aloud ‘ in tone 1. 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 commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable,...

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Orthodox Christian Professor Addresses Recent Criticism of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Orthodox Christian Professor Addresses Recent Criticism of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Our spiritual father, Fr. Demetri, has asked me to say something short today, a few helpful thoughts in the light of these criticisms of our Holy Orthodox Christian Church recently made online by an overzealous columnist for a small website known as “Pulpit and Pen.” I promise to be brief...

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‘I do not seek my own will, but that of the father who sent me’

‘I do not seek my own will, but that of the father who sent me’

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The relationship is expressed in Christ’s words: ‘I do not seek my own will…’ (Jn. 5, 30). Herein also lies, in actual fact, the meaning behind why we follow the Holy Fathers: it is precisely the humble entrusting of ‘ourselves and...

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Jesus Christ heals you!

Jesus Christ heals you!

Do you have a favorite saint?  Maybe you pray to one saint more than any other. Maybe it’s your own patron saint or any other one. You might ask this saint for help. Today, we hear about two different stories. In the Gospel reading, we hear about a man who...

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Rejoice in the Lord Always

Rejoice in the Lord Always

The OCN family is sending prayers and warmest wishes for a speedy recovery to Fr. Stavros following his surgery.  We hope his recovery period finds him steadier, stronger, and healthier with each day.   We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.  ...

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