Finding Value Again

Finding Value Again

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...

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Sunday of Cheese-fare: Forgiving and Fasting’

Sunday of Cheese-fare: Forgiving and Fasting’

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   The time of preparation for the Fast ends with the Sunday of Cheese-fare and so we pass into great and blessed Lent, which is full of mixed experiences and feelings transmitted to us in a mystical way by its penitential services. Today’s Gospel reading brings us...

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Forgiveness, Fasting and Fortunes

Forgiveness, Fasting and Fortunes

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Forgiveness Sunday Jesus said “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive...

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I Condemn Hypocrisy

I Condemn Hypocrisy

Sermon preached by Elder Meliton (Hatzi), Metropolitan of Chalcedon (1913-1989) in the Cathedral Church of Athens Cheese-fare Sunday, 8 March, 1970   My friends, There was nothing the Lord castigated so much as hypocrisy. And rightly so, since He saw in it the greatest deceptive danger, which is the satanic...

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It’s “Go Time”

It’s “Go Time”

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Besides this you know what hour it is, how it is full time now for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed;...

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Return to Paradise (Cheese-Fare Sunday)

Return to Paradise (Cheese-Fare Sunday)

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   In the person of the old Adam, the human race fell, when it sinned against love; and God’s dread judgement will be a crisis (i.e. judgement) for human love. Humankind was called to total unity of the whole of our lives with God, through love, but...

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On Preparing for Great Lent

On Preparing for Great Lent

Listen Now.  Join us for a special Lenten edition of Come Receive the Light as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce has a conversation with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the priest at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Tampa, Florida.  Fr. Stavros is a regular contributor to the OCN and the author...

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The Lenten Plan—Spiritual Growth

The Lenten Plan—Spiritual Growth

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...

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Practical repentance and its fruits

Practical repentance and its fruits

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Christ is the living truth. “I am the way, and the truth and the life” (John 14, 6). Therefore, He is life without beginning, unlimited (ἀπεριόριστος), unbound (ἀδέσμευτος), co-eternal with the Father, inseparable and undivided from him. “Praise be to God and Father of our...

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The Hardest Forgiveness to Give

The Hardest Forgiveness to Give

Sunday is the Sunday of Forgiveness, the last day before Great Lent begins. Forgiveness is not a difficult concept to understand—we offend another, we ask for forgiveness, someone offends or hurts us, we are called by Jesus to forgive. Forgiveness is dialogical, involving two persons, as the theologian Martin Buber...

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