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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Daily Devotion: The Language of Christianity

Daily Devotion: The Language of Christianity

For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and a hard language, but to the house of Israel-  not to many peoples of foreign speech and a hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, if I sent you to such, they would listen to you.  Ezekiel...

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LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 23

LIVE Bible Study: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 23

In this week’s session we will discuss Acts 10.1-23, and Homily 22 “On Acts” from St John Chrysostom. Click here to download your free study guide. “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2.42 Come and study together...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 52

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 52

This chapter shows us the things that Jesus said about the future and give us the vision of the things to come. This chapter comes after the pronouncement of Judgement when Jesus speaks to the scribes and Pharisees. A) THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM Christ is speaking about the destruction of...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 50

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 50

Matthew 22:15–46 15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for...

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First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

First Century Copy of Gospel of Mark Found in Mummy Mask

A recently developed technique is uncovering many previously unknown ancient documents, from copies of Homer and personal letters to writings of the New Testament. Mummy Mask May Reveal Oldest Known Gospel by Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor | January 18, 2015 A text that may be the oldest copy of...

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