Tradition or habit?

Tradition or habit?

Watch as Fr. Michael discusses that what has been handed down to us, what we have received, what has been “Traditioned” to us is likewise the promise that God has not left us abandoned or defenseless, but at the same time He has given us a command that as He...

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Have it your way.  Sunday of Thomas

Have it your way. Sunday of Thomas

Watch Fr. Marcantoni as he discusses that it is time for our parishes, churches to not be content to just subsist, to hand on ancient custom and  value, but to boldly, proactively encounter that which is darkest and most disordered in our world and bring it hope, bring it a...

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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’

Cynicism was once a school of ancient Greek philosophy that promoted virtue and living in simple agreement with nature. Like many words that once held a different meaning, cynicism today means skepticism, jaded negativity, and a general distrust of the integrity and motive of others. Sin means to “fall short”...

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Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Don’t miss Dr. Kyriaki Fitzgerald’s talk at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church at Peabody, MA. Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Vision, theologian, educator and licensed psychologist and serves as Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The author...

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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

“Rules, Rituals and Story – How We Experience and Share our Faith” If you had a choice between memorizing and learning a bunch of rules to follow, or reading or watching an exciting story, which activity would you pick? Most would choose the latter. Despite our universal love of story,...

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Thomas Sunday – On Fear and Love

Thomas Sunday – On Fear and Love

The Sunday after Christ’s crucifixion, the disciples are lost. Fear has paralyzed them as they hide themselves behind closed doors. Fr. Anthony Tandilyan’s sermon on Thomas Sunday speaks of the human reality of being in fear and doubt like the Apostle Thomas, until the  descent of the Holy Spirit. Local,...

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Flash Mob in Beirut Mall Sings ‘Christ is Risen!’

Flash Mob in Beirut Mall Sings ‘Christ is Risen!’

Experience the joy of knowing that Christ destroyed death and cleared a path for our ultimate salvation and life everlasting. That’s exactly what one group of Lebanese singers pulled off several years ago in the City Mall in Beirut, Lebanon. It’s the ultimate Orthodox Christian flash mob. Check it out!  Watch Now...

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Historic 15th Annual Washing of the Feet Service by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

Historic 15th Annual Washing of the Feet Service by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

At the last supper our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ kneeled down and washed the dirty feet of each of his disciples. Imagine what your feet would look like if you traveled all over the desert of the Holy Land in nothing but sandals. Yet Christ washed them. The Niptir...

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‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’ – Great Friday Vespers

‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’ – Great Friday Vespers

‘You Who clothed Yourself with light as a garment’. Hymn at the taking down from the Cross, Great Friday Vespers. Sung in plagial tone 1 by Elder Iakovos, the Protopsaltis of the Protato, the main church in Karyes, the capital of the Holy Mountain. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE...

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The Walk to Golgotha – Holy Land Film Series

The Walk to Golgotha – Holy Land Film Series

The Walk to Golgotha takes us to the places and moments that led to the passion of our Lord Jesus Christ.The film is part of a series on the Holy Land filmed on a pilgrimage with Fr.Gerasimos Makris and his wonderful parish members from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in...

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“In tears, the harlot…” – Hymns of Holy Wednesday

“In tears, the harlot…” – Hymns of Holy Wednesday

Archimandrite Pavlos chants hymns of Holy Wednesday. 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, and effective media witness...

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Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

The Orthodox Church is declining in America. So is Christianity in general. Six out of ten young people are leaving the church after college never to return. Despite popular sentiment among older generations that the young people return when they marry and have kids this is no longer true. Further,...

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