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Learning resources available at OCN draw on the wealth of Orthodox Christian teaching and the wonderful creative people who bring this treasure to schools and families around the country. We’ll be sharing special activities for fasts and feast days, ideas for church school and youth groups, and home school resources. Visit often to find new posts.

The scene of the Apostles Peter and Paul embracing

There are in the Monastery three fragments of wall-paintings, whose origin is unknown. Two of these are from decoration of the Late Comnenan period, while…

Jun 29, 2017

Why pain and suffering?

Saint Paisios the Athonite The world is full of pain, fear and suffering. These feelings, without any exceptions, are experienced by all humans. It’s…

Jun 28, 2017

“Our Father”, the Perfect Prayer

George Babiniotis, Professor When the bell rings and everybody tries to avoid saying their prayers (a parody of a prayer, but one which just may be, for…

Jun 28, 2017

Blessed Sampson the Hospitaller (+ 27 June)

Our blessed father Sampson came from a family from the high society of Roman aristocracy, apparently linked to the kin of Constantine the Great. He studied…

Jun 27, 2017

ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS MEMORIAL LECTURE ON INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology welcomed clergy, faculty, scholars, students and missionaries on their campus for the Annual…

Jun 26, 2017

Fr. Sergei Bulgakov (1871-1944) – Seventy three years since his death

The present article constitutes a brief reference to the life and work of Sergei Bulgakov, on attaining seventy three years since his death. Sergei Bulgakov…

Jun 26, 2017

Dismissal Hymn for the Athonite Fathers (Deacon Dionysios Firifiris)

The memory of All the Saints who shone on the Holy Mountain is celebrated on the second Sunday of Matthew. The establishment of the common feast began…

Jun 26, 2017

The Creation of the World: The Crossroads between Theology and Science [4]

Dr Petros Panayiotopoulos Moreover, the truth is that the idea of creation from nothing had begun to gain ground in the mind of the scientific community,…

Jun 25, 2017

CERN, a community of peace

Dr. Sergio Bertolucci, Director for Research and Computing, CERN, is speaking exclusively to Pemptousia, about the work and life in CERN ( European Organization…

Jun 24, 2017

Our Blessed and God-bearing Fathers of the Holy Mountain

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki Honoring the saints is a fundamental element of Orthodox tradition and life. Through the…

Jun 23, 2017

On the need to cut off the passions quickly before the soul becomes used to them

Abba Dorotheos Set your minds, brethren, to the examination of your affairs and don’t neglect yourselves, because even a little neglect can lead us into…

Jun 22, 2017

“Thank God for everything that happens”

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Above all pray without ceasing and thank God for everything that happens to you (Rule of Anthony the Great) Anthony the…

Jun 21, 2017