IOCC Makes a Difference in US

IOCC Makes a Difference in US

The International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is a beacon of hope in a time of disaster.  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with IOCC US Country Representative, Dan Christopulos, on the aid they are currently offering in Louisiana and West Virginia.  Whether it’s a Clean Up Bucket, an Emergency Response Van...

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His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh on the Holy and Great Council

His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS of Pittsburgh on the Holy and Great Council

We are weeks from experiencing a moment in history that will be talked about for centuries to come. The Bishops of the 14 Autocephalous Churches making up the Holy Orthodox Church will be gathering on Pentecost to convene a Holy and Great Council. We know our listeners have questions regarding...

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Fr. Nathanael Speaks to OCN Regarding the Holy and Great Council

Fr. Nathanael Speaks to OCN Regarding the Holy and Great Council

We are about to experience a moment in history that will be talked about for centuries to come. The Bishops of the Holy Orthodox Church will be gathering on Pentecost to convene a Holy and Great Council. It’s been 1200 years since anything of this magnitude has taken place. We...

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Fr. Evagoras Speaks about the Stolen Icon

Fr. Evagoras Speaks about the Stolen Icon

On Sunday, May 8, 2016, an icon of St. Spyridon was stolen from Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church on Wadsworth Avenue, New York City.  We’ve invited Fr. Evagoras Constantinides, parish priest of the Washington Heights Community, to tell us about the unfortunate incident. If you have any information regarding the...

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Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

The Orthodox Christian Network is an official agency of the Assembly of Bishops.  In 1995 OCN was founded by Fr. Chris Metropulos.  Orthodox Christian Network is commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. In a constantly changing media landscape, OCN...

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Finding Mr./ Mrs. Orthodox

Finding Mr./ Mrs. Orthodox

We recently learned of an online dating site for Orthodox to meet called Orthodox and Single. Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos and Adam Roberts, the founder of the online dating site, discuss marriage, modern times and how online dating can aide Orthodox Christians in finding The One.  This busness is...

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Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

Epiphany in Tarpon Springs

    The Feast of Epiphany is one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox calendar.  It is often celebrated around the world with the blessing of rivers or lakes and young men dive to retrieve the cross which was used to bless the waters for an extra...

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IOCC Reps Update SC Flood Situation and Current Needs

IOCC Reps Update SC Flood Situation and Current Needs

As many of our listeners know, there was extreme flooding in South Carolina as a result of Hurricane Joaquim.  Dams were breached, interstate highways have been closed, at least 17 people are dead, and tens of thousands more are without shelter, power, or drinking water.  On the phone, to tell...

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Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Be the Bee: Apostolic Pilgrimage (Disagreement and Dialogue)

Why was the meeting between Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew so important? On this week’s edition of “Be the Bee,” Steve Christoforou gives us the short version of what happened between the Catholics and the Orthodox. When did it start? When did the split actually happen? What’s behind the...

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LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

LIVE! Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

On Sunday, May 25th, there is a live broadcast from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem of the Service of Thanksgiving with Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.  The service is scheduled to start at 7:00pm local time in Jerusalem (12:00pm Eastern and 9:00am Pacific USA time)   The...

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Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context

Apostolic Pilgrimage: Historical Context

As the participants in the historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis begin assembling in Rome and Jerusalem, OCN’s Dr. Keith Massey presents a brief overview of the historical significance of the meeting on May 25th in Jerusalem. This apostolic pilgrimage represents a meeting of Andrew and Peter, the...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Discusses the Call for Fraternal Cooperation in a Suffering World

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, explains the history of the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between the two brother Bishops, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. As the successors to this historic meeting, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will also discuss the...

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