LIVE Adult Education – Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time

LIVE Adult Education – Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time

Fear and Distrust: Viruses of the Soul There seems to be a lot of fear and distrust in our society today. Our leaders peddle it as tools of persuasion. The majority of news stories are negative, even horrific, and often breed fear and distrust. We all have our own internal...

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Punks to Monks:Effects of the Last Rebellion

Punks to Monks:Effects of the Last Rebellion

Watch Now as Fr. John Valadez unpacks what he means by Death to the World. “The world” is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to call the passions by a common name, we call them the world. But when we wish to distinguish them by their special names,...

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Stand or Kneel?  Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Stand or Kneel? Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Watch Now.  While standing or kneeling has become somewhat of a political issue with players in professional football,  Orthodox Christians always stand and kneel in Liturgy, using our whole body in prayer and worship to glorify God. Photo credit: NYTimes.com About Fr. Chris Makiej Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest...

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The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness

The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness

Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time October 8th Lesson: The Diabolical Nature of Divisiveness We are a theology of wholeness but a people of division – or so it seems per the latter. But is this true? Are we really as divided as it...

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Take Two

Take Two

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the repentant life and taking responsibility for our lives and ourselves, by asking ourselves, “what have I done, what have I failed to do, and what by God’s grace do I hope to better. ”   ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest...

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Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time

Orthodoxy and Modernity: Experiencing the Faith in Our Place and Our Time

September 24th Lesson: The Sabbath Today: Sacred or Secular? “Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy” is the fourth of the ten commandments, but forget the Sabbath Day and keep it secular, or keep it like the other six days may be a more accurate description of many of...

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Just Following Orders

Just Following Orders

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the Church, and how our membership within the Body of Christ is bound up, at least in part, by our response to our neighbor.  The Ekklesia is not somewhere else, the Church is not someone else and it is not some external association to...

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Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

Watch Now  Still missing Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo speaks on Orthodox Christianity in his City. 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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Maximum Effort

Maximum Effort

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the great paradox that when we embrace the hardness of life as the pavement of the spiritual road, slowly we find that there is joy where others despair, prayer where others are overwhelmed. No circumstance dictates the human being who is free in Christ...

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses the term “test” and how we often do not consider that the purpose of “testing”a thing or of being “tested” might not have much, or anything at all to do with failure or success, but rather another possibility exists-namely that these terms signify the means...

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The Long Road Home

The Long Road Home

Watch Now as Fr. Michael discusses John Cassian, his friend Germanus, and the journey they shared to pursue their dream of being men of great spiritual stature. ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Spirit in Rochester, NY. Originally from Puerto Rico,...

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Archim. Zacharias: “Descent” as a Way of Meeting God

Archim. Zacharias: “Descent” as a Way of Meeting God

Watch Now  Archimandrite Zacharias from Forerunner’s Holy Monastery, Essex, England, explains how “Descent” is a perfect way to meet God’s Person. 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...

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