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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Jonathan Jackson: Cooperation between Church and State

Jonathan Jackson: Cooperation between Church and State

Watch Now  Orthodox history is a blessing and opportunity for Greece. The state should work with the church, because the church speaks in a way that government cannot. Jonathan Jackson gives a very interesting and important view about the relationship between Church and the State in Greece nowadays. This is...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church 2017 Conference

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church 2017 Conference

Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church 2017 Conference On October 6-7, 2017, the St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess will hold its 2017 conference: Renewing the Males and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church.  This Pan-Orthodox conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the...

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Do Words Matter? Some Do

Do Words Matter? Some Do

Watch Now as Dr. Bruck Beck addresses us on the power of words at a time when we need to pay close attention to how words matter. Dr. Beck is the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Director of the Religious Studies...

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Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Abbot Damascene: Genesis – Evolution under the light of the teaching of the Holy Fathers

Watch Now The teaching of Father Seraphim Rose about the patristic view of the creation of the world and its impact to the life of the modern man and Christian is the subject of this part of interview to Pemptousia, given by father Damascene, Abbot of the Monastery of St....

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“Secure attachments and forming a healthy christian family” Dr. George Stavros Ph. D.

“Secure attachments and forming a healthy christian family” Dr. George Stavros Ph. D.

“We are made to love and be loved” says Dr. Stavros as he unravels attachment theory and its relationship to Orthodox Christian theology. Dr. George Stavros is Executive Director of the Danielsen Institute and Associate Clinical Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Boston University. His research interests are in psychotherapy and spirituality, psychotherapy...

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Jonathan Jackson: The Subversion of Social Structures Today

Jonathan Jackson: The Subversion of Social Structures Today

Watch Now “The word became flesh”: this revolutionary truth is the base of the real distinction for every human and social structure under the light of Jesus Christ. With these words Jonathan Jackson in this part of his interview to Pemptousia interprets the pointless efforts of the modern man for...

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