A New Year, A New Hope?

A New Year, A New Hope?

“The Son of God, ‘living and effective,’ is active every day and effects the salvation of all.” -St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation A new year has begun, a time of renewed hope, of new possibilities. It’s time to start fresh on all the goals that weren’t fulfilled last year. At...

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Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως

Δεύτε Λάβετε Φως

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την θεραπεία της συγκίπουσας γυναίκας σχολιάζει την υποκριτική στάση των διαχρονικών Φαρισαίων απέναντι στην αλήθεια.

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Life Goes On…

Life Goes On…

Wow! What a trip the past few months have been. Much to my surprise, I was able to reenter our life without being completely traumatized. I’m not gonna lie, I’m a little traumatized by this whole ordeal (I think it would be a little concerning if I wasn’t), but the...

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La Santa Unción

La Santa Unción

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de la Santa Unción: ¿Qué es?  ¿Por qué la necesitamos?  El himno «Hemos Visto la Verdadera Luz» del fin de la Divina Liturgia — cantado por el coro de...

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A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

A Cure for Depression from St. Silouan the Athonite

The greatest plague of the 21st century is not AIDS, nor cancer, nor the H1N1 flu, but something that affects much more people in ways we can barely start to understand: depression. Reportedly one in ten Americans suffers from one or the other forms of this malady. The rates of...

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Summer, finally

Summer, finally

Those of you who are following her story will want to know that Christine has undergone surgery and received her pathology report…..we’ll post that story shortly. But before we do, here is a journal entry she wrote looking back over the road she has traveled to this point. Written August...

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Vice Month

Vice Month

For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. Romans 7:15 Dear Listeners and Supporters of the OCN, When we hear the word “addiction,” our minds go straight to alcoholism and drug...

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Mud and Miracles

Mud and Miracles

Saint Macrina the Younger was born in approx. 327 AD and died in 389 AD. She and her brother St. Basil worked together to establish and regularize the monastic movement in the Orthodox Church in Asia Minor. This is a fictional story based on an episode recorded by Macrina’s younger...

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Spiritual Blindness

Spiritual Blindness

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασιλης με αφορμή την θεραπεία του τυφλού, αναφέρεται στο ζήτημα της πνευματικής τυφλότητας, μια ασθένειας που μολύνει καθημερινά πολλούς ανθρώπους. Με την βοήθεια των Πατέρων της Εκκλησίας και των Ευαγγελίων προσπαθεί να αναδείξει τρόπους για να ξαναβρούμε το φως της αλήθειας που προσφέρει ο Κύριος σε όσους είναι...

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Sunday of the Paralytic

Sunday of the Paralytic

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με την βοήθεια των Πατέρων ερευνά την θεραπεία του παραλυτικού της Βηθεσδα απο τον Κύριο. Εστιάζει κυρίως στην φράση “άνθρωπον ουκ έχω” για να μεταφέρει το μήνυμα της μοναξιάς και της αμαρτίας που μαστίζει τον σύγχρονο κόσμο καθώς και την ανάγκη υπέρβασης τους και επιστροφής στον Κύριο

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