Celebrating the Sweetness of the Theotokos

Celebrating the Sweetness of the Theotokos

It’s hard to believe we are almost at the Feast of the Dormition. Always, the Dormition Fast seems to arrive unexpectedly, dropping into the hot summer sloth of barbecued chicken, flank steak, frozen margaritas, and big bowls of dip and queso. (I think of December and March as the time...

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10th Sunday of Matthew

10th Sunday of Matthew

Metropolitan Dionysios of Servia and Kozani   ‘And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and, kneeling before him, said, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the...

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On Handling Things in a Christ Like Way

On Handling Things in a Christ Like Way

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Michael Marcantoni has a conversation with Fr. Hanley regarding the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Fr. Chris then interviews Dr. Anne McClenahan, the Executive Director of the Boston Theological Institute. Photo Credit: LBC9 ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a...

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You Determine the Kind of Fruit You Want   

You Determine the Kind of Fruit You Want  

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5: 22-23 Jesus said, “You will know them by their fruits.  Are grapes gathered...

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How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

How Do I Connect Addiction and Orthodoxy?

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to begin our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”.  1 in 7 people will face substance abuse in the US alone –  Vivek Murthy, the former surgeon general. Addiction...

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Paraklesis and Finding Refuge in the Theotokos

Paraklesis and Finding Refuge in the Theotokos

In preparation for the Dormition, a supplication to the Theotokos called the Paraklesis is often chanted. (A longer title is “The Paraklesis Service with the Little Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos.”) Father Thomas Hopko tells us paraklesis means comfort and encouragement. This beautiful service implores the Mother of God to...

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