“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”

A homily of the abbot of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim, in the refectory of the monastery at the Feast of the Mother of God on September 8th. *** The Panagia has a central place in divine worship. Feasts of the Mother of God frame the...

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Honoring the Nativity of the Theotokos

Honoring the Nativity of the Theotokos

Sometimes in the Divine Services, we may be graced with a moment of clarity. Something touches us or we, at last, come to an awareness about something in our life. It’s only for a moment. We feel God so close to us. We may sense His mercy intensely for us....

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On Love

On Love

Saint Isaac the Syrian   Practical love Just as oil maintains the light of a lamp, so charity feeds the soul with true knowledge of God. The key for the heart to acquire divine gifts is given through love for our neighbour. How wonderful and praiseworthy is love for our...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twelve

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Twelve

  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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Dissecting faith via hypnosis

Dissecting faith via hypnosis

Watch now  Dr. Georges Farah, at the first part of his interview to Pemptousia talks about dissecting faith via hypnosis. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Eleven

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Eleven

  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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Finishing the Race: A Daughter’s Tribute

Finishing the Race: A Daughter’s Tribute

My mother died recently. My sisters and I ordered the marker, and I was confronted with the dash between the dates, the dash in place of 84 years of living. We gave up trying to write an obituary for mom. She did so much in her life, it would never...

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Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Join us in Led by the Spirit as Fr. Marcantoni discusses one of the most difficult things to explain about the Christian worldview, why human beings should be thought of as the Imago Dei, the “image and likeness of God.” ABOUT FATHER MICHAEL MARCANTONI Fr. Michael Marcantoni is the priest at...

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A new creation

A new creation

Imagine making a tower out of blocks or Legos. Let’s say you are really proud of it, but somebody comes and knocks it all down. Imagine now making a new tower, taller, bigger, stronger, and even better! It’s a new, better creation. Before Jesus came, humans—God’s creation— were knocked down...

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The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Ten

The Confident Life of a Disciple: Believing and Belonging—Part Ten

  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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