From Hearsay to Social Media – A Tale of Rumor Spreading

From Hearsay to Social Media – A Tale of Rumor Spreading

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” – Socrates There is a story that circulates in Christian and Jewish circles about gossip. I was not able to track its origins, but the story goes like this. There was a woman that liked to talk about...

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Saint John Golden Mouth

Saint John Golden Mouth

I sometimes wonder if Saint John Chrysostom is happy with the name we’ve given him. Chyrsostom means “Golden mouth” and we call him that because his homilies are some of the best sermons ever recorded. His Pascha sermon is read worldwide every year, sixteen hundred (yes, that’s 1,600) years after...

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Deliver Me From Idle Words

Deliver Me From Idle Words

Tremendous power lies hidden in the smallness of a single word. Seemingly insignficant, a word holds within itself the power to encourage or to unleash the demon of despair. All of creation came into being by the Word. It seems God’s creative example holds within itself the greatest model for...

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Being Heard

Being Heard

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:4 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, I hope you had a blessed month of May as we bask in the radiance of the Lord’s Resurrection. One of the main reasons...

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