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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Η Κυριακή της Συγνώμης

Η Κυριακή της Συγνώμης

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης σχολιάζει το ζήτημα της συγνώμης ως την βασική προυπόθεση για να πλησιάσουμε τον Κύριο. Μόνο όταν συγχωρέσουμε ο ένας τον άλλον θα μας συγχωρέσει ο Θεός, ώστε να υπάρχει χώρος και για μας κοντά Tου. Συν+χώρος. Δεν είναι εύκολο. Πρέπει να ξεμάθουμε να χτίζουμε τοίχους και να...

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Fasting Fundamentals

Fasting Fundamentals

As we begin our Lenten journey, get answers from Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov on everything from our basic caloric needs to practical tips for specific situations that can affect our ability to fast, like pregnancy or travel. Click to read Fr. Sergei’s article on “Fasting for Non-Monastics.”

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Expectations and Just Rewards

Expectations and Just Rewards

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration Church in Florence, SC talks to us about “Expectations and Just Rewards.” We all need clear expectations in order for us to learn from our mistakes. The Parable of the Last Judgment in the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46 outlines with clarity...

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God Made You Special

God Made You Special

Listen Now to Mike Nawrocki, co-founder of VeggieTales and voice of Larry the Cucumber, talk about the messages they’ve tried to teach generations of Christians, the importance of speaking across denominational lines, the role of Christian media, and what the future holds for Christian believers. But first, are you getting...

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