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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Abbot Ephraim: Lord’s Cross in our Life

Abbot Ephraim: Lord’s Cross in our Life

Elder Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopedi Holy Monastery, Mt Athos. Greece, at a Sermon on Lent’s Third Sunday Vespers (2014). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally...

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Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part 2): Family Insights Podcast Series

Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part 2): Family Insights Podcast Series

Today join us as they continue to talk about how we all make mistakes and how struggles can be good.  Together these counselors will walk you through the important topics so that you can gain insight into your family. Need more resources?  Do not give up, strengthen your Toolbox with these: One...

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The Cross, the Symbol of Victory

The Cross, the Symbol of Victory

Varnavas, Metropolitan of Neapolis and Stavroupolis   In the middle of Holy and Great Lent, the Church places before the faithful the Honourable Cross of the Lord for us to venerate and draw strength from, so that we can continue the gruelling but lambent journey towards Great Week. This decision...

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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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Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part I):  Family Insights Podcast Series

Is It Okay to Make Mistakes? (Part I): Family Insights Podcast Series

Welcome to the Podcast Series of Family Insights powered by Orthodox Christian Network and Family Life Ministry.  Together these ministries have collaborated to bring insight into family life.  Paula and Eleni will be back every other week in between your busy tune schedules. OCN is with you in your day to day faith walk engaging Orthodox Christians in...

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A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

I have a sweet and dear parishioner who comes from an Old Rite background. She was describing to me the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete–that beautiful hymned dialogue between the self and the soul—as it is served in the Old Believer parish where she is from. “Father, we...

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Some thoughts on Great Lent

Some thoughts on Great Lent

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   It’s well known that, in this period, we have two fasts. There are seven weeks of strict fasting, preceded by Cheese-fare week, making eight weeks in all. For many, this is a pleasant and desirable time, for others it’s difficult and...

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LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Fr. Gregory served at Holy Trinity Monastery on the clerical staff and taught English and English as a Second Language at Holy Trinity Monastery during the academic year...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

Understanding and Living Our Faith: How We Experience Lent and Fasting

“Many Christians, unaware of the great value of fasting, either keep the fast with difficulty or reject it altogether. We should not be afraid to fast but embrace it with joy.” (St. John Chrysostom) Fasting is so much more then abstaining from certain foods. Christ reminds us in the Gospels...

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