National Philoptochos Department of Social Services Initiates Telephone Cancer Support Group

National Philoptochos Department of Social Services Initiates Telephone Cancer Support Group

The National Philoptochos Department of Social Services has initiated a telephone cancer support group for Orthodox Christians, 21+, who are undergoing cancer treatment. The discussion group will “meet” on the telephone via conference call and at no cost to participants, and will be accessible nationwide to members of our community...

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Understanding Heaven

Understanding Heaven

Timmy, Yiayia, and the Resurrection  Growing up, my brothers and I used to play at my maternal grandparents’ house with the neighborhood children. I love to revisit these innocent times full of joy and wonder in my memory. We would spend our days outside until nightfall. Just at dusk the...

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Cancer Survivor Gives Back

Cancer Survivor Gives Back

  It’s hard to spend Christmas in chemo, so over the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday, Chicago’s Windy City LIVE visited Lurie Children’s Hospital with food for the patients, their family, and staff. And since Christmas isn’t the only time for charitable giving, and philanthropy never goes out of style, I thought it...

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  Luke 11:1   Good morning Prayer Team! The first thing I am writing today is a prayer request. I would like for...

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Church Is a Place for Healing

Church Is a Place for Healing

Do you go to the Church when you are sick, or straight to the doctor?   The Orthodox faith has a tradition of anointing the sick with holy oil for the purpose of healing, and that anointing is available all year long.  You might have attended the Unction service during Holy...

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What is Camp Agape?

What is Camp Agape?

If you are the parent of a child with cancer, what do you need most? What if you are that child’s sibling? Or the child with cancer – what do you need most? What you need most is unconditional love. Your daily life is full of fear, pain, hard work,...

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Fighting Childhood Cancer

Fighting Childhood Cancer

The new EIKONA album is out​, and Presvytera Stacey Dorrance is here to talk about their love for sacramental music in a language they understand, and their new CD,​ ​Abundant Mercy, the Polyeleos​. You can find their CD on the OCN Amazon store, or their website www.eikona.com But first, listen...

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Memento Mori and Resurrected Life

Memento Mori and Resurrected Life

Esophageal cancer killed Jerry, my father-in-law. Dying’s final indignity was when the hospice nurse informed him that he couldn’t wear his 501 Levi’s anymore. Too many years of stress as an IBM executive extracted its toll on his body. The surgeon thought he caught the cancer early enough. But the...

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The Lords of Life and Death

The Lords of Life and Death

On Saturday, November 1, a young girl committed suicide. Brittany Maynard had been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, and she was told that chances of beating the cancer were pretty much nil. She suffered from seizures as her disease grew worse, and did not want to suffer...

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Long Road to Orthodoxy

Long Road to Orthodoxy

Join us for another inspiring conversation about the spiritual journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. Brendan Pelphrey is with us to talk about his long and winding road to our historic Church and Faith. We also hear from Theodora Sexstone of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC, who joins us...

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