Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Almsgiving

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Almsgiving

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware continues his 4-part Lenten series, speaking this week about almsgiving. Questions include: * I’ve read that the word for “alms” used in Scripture can actually be translated as “mercy,” so almsgiving would be a giving of mercy. Is that true? * How can we can find the...

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 4:14 – 5:6 and Mark 8:34 – 9:1. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6 BRETHREN, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let...

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Believing and Knowing

Believing and Knowing

“I believe this man is a living saint!” “Our people are the good guys—those other people are the ones doing wrong!” What if you believe that someone is not what they appear to be? If you believe that a certain man is a ‘living saint’ and not the ordinary flawed,...

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Ο Γρηγόριος Παλαμάς για την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού

Ο Γρηγόριος Παλαμάς για την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παρουσιάζει μια ομιλία του αγίου Γρηγορίου του Παλαμά με την ευκαιρία της B’ Κυριακής των Νηστειών, κατά την οποία τιμάται η μνήμη του. Ο άγιος Γρηγόριος αναλύεει σε βάθος την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού της Καπερναούμ αναδεικνύοντας τα κριτήρια που χρειάζονται προκειμένου κι εμείς να πλησιάσουμε τον Κύριο...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Prayer

In the second installment of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s 4-part Lenten series, His Excellency talks about prayer. Questions include:Why is such a fundamental thing so hard to do? If we believe that God sees into our hearts and minds, then why do we need to pray? Is it wrong to pray...

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The Best Video Content on the Web

The Best Video Content on the Web

From Angry Birds to meteors over Russia, we pay tribute to some of the most popular games and videos on the web…but ask if there is anything out there that could really change your life.

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Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Join Fr. Steven Ritter as he discusses the significance of this Sunday’s readings of Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 and Mark 2:1-12. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3 “In the beginning, Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of thy hands; they...

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Readings from Sunday of Orthodoxy

Readings from Sunday of Orthodoxy

Fr. Steven Ritter of St. James Orthodox Mission in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is hosting a special 6-part series on the Sunday readings of Great Lent. This week’s first episode talks about the significance of the Gospel & Epistle readings during Lent before looking specifically at this week’s readings of Hebrews 12:1-10...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Fasting

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: Fasting

In the first installment of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s 4-part Lenten series, His Excellency talks about fasting. Questions include: It can sometimes feel like “Lent” and “fasting” are synonymous. Should fasting be our primary focus during Lent? What is the connection between fasting and confession? Why is it so important to...

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Fasting from the Darkness

Fasting from the Darkness

Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season of Lent, we are invited to participate in Christ’s suffering and Resurrection. This year, many of us are wondering how much more suffering we can handle. We’re faced with our personal struggles and feel bombarded by global conflicts and a seemingly endless...

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