The Hardest Forgiveness to Give

The Hardest Forgiveness to Give

Sunday is the Sunday of Forgiveness, the last day before Great Lent begins. Forgiveness is not a difficult concept to understand—we offend another, we ask for forgiveness, someone offends or hurts us, we are called by Jesus to forgive. Forgiveness is dialogical, involving two persons, as the theologian Martin Buber...

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Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

Finding and Asking for Forgiveness

My first Forgiveness Sunday in 2000 left me feeling sore but satisfied, even though at the time I did think it was a bit redundant. After all, I was a Christian, so of course I was going to forgive everyone. But over the years, I realized words are easy; actions—not...

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Let God Arise: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Let God Arise: 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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To Serve and Not to Be Served

To Serve and Not to Be Served

Jesus said “You know that those who are supposed to rule over the Gentiles Lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.  But it shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast – Forgiveness Sunday – Cheesefare

Divine Liturgy Broadcast – Forgiveness Sunday – Cheesefare

Before we enter the Lenten fast, we are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we are at the same time reconciled with one another. A fast without mutual love is the fast of demons. . . We do not travel...

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