Orthodox College Students: Turning the World Upside Down

Orthodox College Students: Turning the World Upside Down

For forty days from the middle of August through the end of September, Orthodox Christians across the country focus on the lives of college students. As students settle on campus for another academic year, it is certain that they will encounter a world full of questions about the very meaning...

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On Discipleship and What it Means to be a Disciple

On Discipleship and What it Means to be a Disciple

Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Michael Marcantoni about discipleship and what it means to be a disciple, the unique journey of being led by the Spirit, and how that journey can transform your life. Photo Credit: Incite Faith ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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Thomas Sunday – On Fear and Love

Thomas Sunday – On Fear and Love

The Sunday after Christ’s crucifixion, the disciples are lost. Fear has paralyzed them as they hide themselves behind closed doors. Fr. Anthony Tandilyan’s sermon on Thomas Sunday speaks of the human reality of being in fear and doubt like the Apostle Thomas, until the  descent of the Holy Spirit. Local,...

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Historic 15th Annual Washing of the Feet Service by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

Historic 15th Annual Washing of the Feet Service by Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago

At the last supper our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ kneeled down and washed the dirty feet of each of his disciples. Imagine what your feet would look like if you traveled all over the desert of the Holy Land in nothing but sandals. Yet Christ washed them. The Niptir...

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In the Service

In the Service

In the Service It is customary on the day of Ordination to offer a few words before the bishop. On the day of my ordination to the Diaconate, being a lover of languages, I made the connection between the words Sargeant, Deacon, and Samurai. Each of these words means “servant”...

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The Children’s Word: What’s a real disciple?

The Children’s Word: What’s a real disciple?

You’ve probably watched a sports game before, haven’t you? How about a play or a ballet or a concert? It’s fun watching those things, but have you ever been the one performing or playing? It’s one thing to watch, but it’s another to join in! Today, in the Gospel reading,...

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Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

Let Your Net Down, September 27, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change,  Fr. Constantine Lazarakis explores the gospel passage on the Call of the Disciples. Jesus sees the fishermen and teaches them. He instructs Simon to throw his net over the side of the boat. Fr. Constantine admits that Simon’s response is something...

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Come and See – There is Good News on the Horizon

Come and See – There is Good News on the Horizon

When the Apostle Andrew saw Jesus Christ for the first time, he couldn’t help but run to his brother Simon Peter and tell him the Good News. “We have seen the Messiah!” The Apostles joyfully spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world, even though their personal lives...

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Στα χνάρια του αγίου Ανδρέα

Στα χνάρια του αγίου Ανδρέα

“Έτσι ζουν οι άγιοι. Χωρίς φοβίες, χωρίς ανασφάλειες αλλά με την δύναμη και την πληρότητα της ζωής. Με τον τροπο αυτον αντιμετωπίζουν τις δυσκολίες της ζωής, αλλά με τον ίδιο τρόπο υπερβαίνουν θαραλλέα και τον φόβο του θανάτου.” _____________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox...

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The Thief and St. Peter –  The 3 C’s of True Christian Leaders (What a difference a few days can make.)

The Thief and St. Peter – The 3 C’s of True Christian Leaders (What a difference a few days can make.)

In this episode, Bill Marianes treats the topic of Christian Leadership, breaking it down by the “3 C’s”, Conviction, Courage, and Choices. The Apostles failed miserably when Jesus was arrested. They fled and did not, that day, show any conviction, courage, and clearly made the wrong choice. By contrast, the...

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