Witness of faith in modern society

Witness of faith in modern society

Georgios Kounnousis   The rapid changes in modern culture, for the most part the result of the global economic crisis, have influenced the thinking of many social and political analysts . Already, the age in which we live is being called ‘liquid modernity’ (as opposed to ‘late modernity’ which...

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Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

Addiction: An Affliction of the Soul

New Podcast with Deacon Nikolas Delaveris.  Living in a Foreign Land: Understanding Addiction from a Clinically-Orthodox Perspective Listen Now. The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to present our new podcast “Addiction and Orthodoxy”. This week Deacon Nikolas tackles the spiritual and theological definitions of addictions.  Many use depressant and stimulants to conquer...

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Hank Unplugged: Tear Down This Wall – The Fall of Darwinism

Hank Unplugged: Tear Down This Wall – The Fall of Darwinism

Listen Now to a conversation with Dr. Paul Nelson, in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to your through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network. ABOUT HANK HANEGRAAFF Hank is the author of more than twenty books, with more than a million copies...

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On Personal Faith and the Ancient Orthodox Understanding of Marriage

On Personal Faith and the Ancient Orthodox Understanding of Marriage

We begin by hearing a conversation between Fr. Chris and Gabriel Otte about Gabe’s professional work and his personal faith journey.  Our second interview with Fr. Patrick Viscuso focuses on the ancient Orthodox understanding of marriage. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of...

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Do You Believe in and Practice Your Orthodox Faith?

Do You Believe in and Practice Your Orthodox Faith?

Religious belief vs. religious practice – in the years since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Christianity in the area has experienced a re-boot.  A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that Orthodox Christians in Europe believe in God, and strongly identify with their Orthodox faith, however they...

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Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

Understanding and Living Our Orthodox Faith: Embracing Woundedness

“The more we become clear about our places of wounding, the more freedom we gain because we are no longer controlled by unconscious impulses.” (St. Zosimas) We all bear wounds. Some of our wounds are physical and apparent for the world to see. But most of our deepest wounds are...

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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’

Cynicism was once a school of ancient Greek philosophy that promoted virtue and living in simple agreement with nature. Like many words that once held a different meaning, cynicism today means skepticism, jaded negativity, and a general distrust of the integrity and motive of others. Sin means to “fall short”...

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Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

“Rules, Rituals and Story – How We Experience and Share our Faith” If you had a choice between memorizing and learning a bunch of rules to follow, or reading or watching an exciting story, which activity would you pick? Most would choose the latter. Despite our universal love of story,...

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What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply provide religious education for our children. An educated laity is a strong laity and the key is educating our adult faithful. The type of education provided is...

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