The Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus

The Holy Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   These bold and holy martyrs of the Christian faith were, at one time, officers at the impartial court, in the reign of Maximian. This impious emperor appreciated them particularly for their bravery, wisdom, and loyalty to his person. But when he was told that his two...

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Bright Sadness: Learning Who We Are

Bright Sadness: Learning Who We Are

During the summer I’ve had the bright sadness of experiencing the deaths of five people close to me who I respected. In many cases, some of us didn’t learn significant details about the reposed until after their death. Peter, a longtime member of our parish, had been a rocket scientist...

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God’s Grace is Sufficient to Overcome the Thorns   

God’s Grace is Sufficient to Overcome the Thorns  

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Brethren, the God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows that I do not lie. At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas guarded the city of...

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The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 1)

The project of synergic anthropology: spiritual practice as the basics for a new conception of man (part 1)

Sergey Horujy, Academician   1. “The tiny rescued bit” What stands high on the agenda of modern philosophizing is radical anthropological reflection. The “overcoming of metaphysics” has been virtually completed in the last millennium, and together with classical metaphysics classical anthropology has gone that established the European conception of man...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Five The Temple is a Good Place to...

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On Suffering Temptations Calmly and Gladly (1)

On Suffering Temptations Calmly and Gladly (1)

Abba Dorotheos   Abba Pimin was right to say that the sign of a true monk is how he reacts to temptation. According to the Wisdom of Sirach (2, 1), a monk who truly comes to work for God should prepare his soul against temptations, so that he won’t be...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

  Listen Now We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.” John 20:21 The Great Commission—Part Four We Are Not Expected to Do It...

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To die a perfect death

To die a perfect death

Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica   Unless you sacrifice your self for the sake of the slightest virtue or shed blood in order to receive the Spirit, you’ll never achieve virtue. This is how God arranged things, with his providential power: that we should gain eternal life through our voluntary death....

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: God is in Control…Really

Understanding and Living Our Faith: God is in Control…Really

“God’s Providence controls the universe. It is present everywhere. Providence is the sovereign Logos of God…” (St. Anthony the Great) At times our lives feel out of control. Things are happening to us and we don’t understand why. We may ask ourselves, “God, where are you?! Why won’t you help...

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The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

The Geopolitics of the Orthodox Church

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OCN_Now_2018/Elizabeth%20Podromou%20181003.mp3 Join OCN Now as Dr. Elizabeth Prodroumou discusses what geopolitics are and how it relates to the Orthodox Christian church.  From Ukraine to Turkey to Russia to Greece Dr. Prodroumou describes the role the Orthodox Church plays in regional and international politics.  She also sheds light on the autocephalous...

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