The Mystery of Time (Mark 1, 1-8)

The Mystery of Time (Mark 1, 1-8)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   ‘The beginning of the Gospel of Christ’… The word ‘beginning’ in today’s Gospel reading is enough in itself to evoke the start of the new year, the threshold of which we reached a few daysago with the feast of Christmas. The Christian notion of time In...

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Two extremely tragic cases

Two extremely tragic cases

Georgios Patronos In the Gospel reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (9, 27-35) we have two events. The first is the cure of two blind men and thereafter that of the man who was both mute and possessed. Both cases are extremely tragic, as Saint Matthew presents them, not...

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Growing the Body of Christ

Growing the Body of Christ

Today’s show is a full one with three wonderful interviews. Listen Now.  Our first interview is with author, designer and photographer Panos Fiorentinos. Listen in as Father Chris and Panos discuss his book, Ecclesia in which he visited 6 states and 59 parishes. They discuss what he learned not only...

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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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The Twelve Gospels

The Twelve Gospels

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   I am probably in serious trouble for saying that, so allow me to quickly move on before I really put my foot in it. Let us now turn our attention to the service of Great Friday that takes place on Thursday evening. At this service, we...

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The Canaanite woman and the Mother of God

The Canaanite woman and the Mother of God

Archbishop Christodoulos (Paraskevaïdis) of Athens (1998-2008, †)   Today’s Gospel is about a Canaanite woman. You heard how she called out to the Lord, followed Him, and was ignored by Him. His disciples were at a loss to understand why He didn’t either help her or tell her to go...

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Translation Problems

Translation Problems

Translation Problems From the beginning the Orthodox Church has been called to communicate the Gospel to the world around it.  Two thousand years later we still have a “Translation Problem”, we still struggle to communicate.  How can we make our Faith intelligible to the world today? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

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Daily Devotion, January 10: The Entrance of the Holy Gospel

Daily Devotion, January 10: The Entrance of the Holy Gospel

O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!  Psalm 95:6 Wisdom. Arise. Come let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us o Son of God, (who rose from the dead/who are wondrous among your saints) to Thee we sing: Alleluia....

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OCMC News – OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi Meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew

OCMC News – OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi Meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew

by Alex Goodwin (Posted 1/7/2016) On Friday, December 11th, 2015, following a lunch hosted at the Patriarchate, OCMC Executive Director Fr. Martin Ritsi had a private meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew. Fr. Martin, on behalf of the Mission Center’s board, staff, missionaries, volunteers, and supporters thanked the Ecumenical...

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Watch Be the Bee Episode 88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC

Watch Be the Bee Episode 88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Watch Be the Bee Episode #88 – Project for Awesome 2015 – IOCC Love isn’t...

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