Posts by Veronica Hughes

Pearls of Great Price

Preserving Inner Stillness and Peace

In this episode, Veronica describes her absence during Great Lent as a result of a severe bout of flu that resulted in hospitalizations. She discusses…

May 13, 2015
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Sensual Judgment and Curiosity

Try to be free of curiosity, for it can defile stillness as nothing else can. –St. John Climacus In this episode, Veronica Hughes enriches our Lenten…

Mar 09, 2015
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Entering the Arena–Great Lent Begins… Again!

I see Your Bridal Chamber adorned, O my Savior, and I have no wedding garment that I may enter therein. O Giver of Light, make radiant the garment of my…

Feb 23, 2015
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Why Evangelize?

In this episode of Pearls of Great Price, our host Veronica Hughes explores the motivations for Evangelism, so central to our Faith. Why do we try to spread…

Jan 29, 2015
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Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 3

As she continues her exploration of Spiritual Writers on the topic of the Mother of God, Veronica begins to transition her reflection from Mary to the…

Dec 20, 2014
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Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 2

In this episode, we explore the prayer life of the Theotokos, primarily drawing upon the significance of her practice of secret meditation of the heart,…

Dec 18, 2014
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Drawing Closer to the Mother of God during the Advent Fast – Part I

During Advent, Veronica will examine the mysteries surrounding the life of the Mother of God to help us prepare for the Nativity of Christ. In this episode…

Nov 18, 2014
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The Dance between Temptation and Grace, Part 2

In this episode of Pearl of Great Price, Veronica Hughes further explores the “Dance between Temptations and Grace.” She shares with us passages…

Nov 03, 2014
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The Violent Take It By Force, Part 2

In this episode, Veronica Hughes shares Part 2 of her reflection on “Spiritual Violence.” What are the awesome weapons our Lord gave us to…

Oct 23, 2014
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The Dance Between Temptation and Grace, Part 1

Why do temptations and suffering befall us? What is the right attitude to have towards our suffering? How do we surmount our trials? In this episode, Veronica…

Oct 21, 2014
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The Violent Take It By Force

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt 11: 12)…

Sep 22, 2014
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Blessed are the Persecuted

We all endure some form of suffering if we are Christian. Martyrdom is one of the most challenging to come to terms with – especially in our modern times….

Sep 04, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

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— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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