The Goal is to Encounter God

The Goal is to Encounter God

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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On Religious Freedom and Finding Common Ground

On Religious Freedom and Finding Common Ground

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris talks with Kristin Looney about the Newseum in Washington DC and her perspective on news reporting as Director of the Religious Freedom Center, one of the departments within the Newseum. Photo Credit: Religious Freedom Center ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is...

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Eye witnesses

Eye witnesses

Have you ever watched the news on TV? The newscasters tell about something that happened. Then, they might talk to an eye witness, somebody who saw it happen. If it’s a car crash or a new building opening or a big festival in the city, the newscasters talk to somebody...

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Prayer is a Way of Life

Prayer is a Way of Life

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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Euthanasia: the Church accepts it only from God!

Euthanasia: the Church accepts it only from God!

Angelos Alekopoulos   People are free and autonomous and can decide on matters pertinent to their lives and even as regards their death. According to the Church, people are an image of God, autonomous, certainly, but only in terms of their relationship with others. Our freedom has to do with...

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Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 1

Man and Woman Reflected in the Original Meaning of Creation: Part 1

*This article is part 1 in a series of 3.  Before we start discussing anything, we have to recognize that there is a difference, an enormous difference, between the state of Creation before the Fall and after the Fall. We also have to acknowledge that we only know, through our...

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Who is God to You?

Who is God to You?

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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The importance of children in Orthodox Tradition

The importance of children in Orthodox Tradition

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   In the Old Testament, children are considered to be a blessing from God and are called ‘the crown of the aged’ . Sons are called ‘young olive plants around the table’ of their fathers. In the New Testament, Christ blesses the children and appears to highlight...

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LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

LIVE 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care “The Living Water”

#DMOPC18  at Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari June 18th – 21st 2018 Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCNContributors, Dr. Norris Chumley, Jonathan Jackson, & Chris Vlahonasios of Transfigure Media presenting at pemptousia.com 2nd International Conference for Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care in Crete. #DMOPC18  Join live, follow along, and continue the conversation with #myOCN  Development Director...

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Sometimes We Don’t Get What We Pray For

Sometimes We Don’t Get What We Pray For

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. ENGAGED: The Call to Be Disciples Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them...

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