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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Planting Orthodox Seeds: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Planting Orthodox Seeds: 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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Holistic Faith

Holistic Faith

The term holistic means working with nature rather than against it. And faith is belief that calls one to act. When we cooperate with God, His mercy becomes more apparent to us. God’s mercy enables one to fathom the natural meaning of life: belonging to Jesus Christ. One’s will to...

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Educating our Children in The Image of God after The Likeness of Christ

Educating our Children in The Image of God after The Likeness of Christ

How can faith come alive? Thousands can be saved around us, but how? Father Anthony’s witty and thought provoking talk affirms that the way to salvation is through the Church. So how do we as parents nurture our children to grow in faith? Father Anthony sheds light on how we can...

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Christmas can be approached only through faith

Christmas can be approached only through faith

Athanasios Moustakis ‘When Abraham was called, by faith…’ As is the case every year, the Epistle reading for the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ focuses on faith. It consists of two excerpts from chapter 11 of Paul’s Epistle to the Hebrews (verses 9-10 and 32-40) in which the Apostle...

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