When God Gives Us Something, Let’s Share It

When God Gives Us Something, Let’s Share It

Have you ever talked to somebody who only talks about himself? Maybe he talked about what he wanted to do, what he wanted to eat, what he wanted to play, what he thought was interesting. It’s no fun talking to somebody who thinks only about himself! Our Lord reminds us...

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What Do you Think. Can women be icons of Christ?

What Do you Think. Can women be icons of Christ?

Join OCN Partners at Pan Orthodox United as they discuss.  Can women be icons of Christ? Watch Now. ABOUT PAN ORTHODOX UNITED Pan Orthodox United works with local churches, Orthodox Organizations, and individuals with a Pan-Orthodox focus, to bring social and religious outreach to local Orthodox communities and young people everywhere.  Their...

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Are There Wonder-Working Icons?

Are There Wonder-Working Icons?

Elder Epifanios Theodoropoulos †   We Orthodox don’t worship icons, or the saints, the angels or even Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God. We worship only God in the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We honour and glorify the saints, the angels and, even more the...

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Icons and Lent: Orthodoxy in Action

Icons and Lent: Orthodoxy in Action

We, the Orthodox, like our processions. The First Sunday of the Great Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy, makes no exception, as flocks of priests and faithful carrying icons circle around their churches, singing hymns and proclaiming the victory of the Orthodox and the restoration of the icons. But why is it so important today,...

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The Triumph of Divine Truth

The Triumph of Divine Truth

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom   16 March 1997 In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are keeping today, as every year at the end of the first week of Lent, the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy. And every year we must give thought to...

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Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series: The Making of Wooden Orthodox Icons

Pan Orthodox United has shares this video about the making of wooden icons, from the Orthodox Voices of America Travel Series, with the OCN.  These icons are delicately carved out of wood – take a moment out of your busy day and watch this peaceful video that is as beautifully...

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 2)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   And today, the heretics are telling us precisely the same thing. They have the nerve to call our icons idols and us idolaters. They have cheek for anything. Let me tell you about an incident that happened recently in a town in Siberia....

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Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Homily on the 1st Sunday in Lent (Part 1)

Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   On the first Sunday of Great Lent, our Holy Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the right belief, which trampled down all the heresies and has since become established for ever. This is why this Sunday is known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy....

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The Children’s Word: A True Friend

The Children’s Word: A True Friend

What’s the best thing you ever did for a friend? Today, we hear a Gospel reading about four men who did the best thing any of us could do—they helped their friend come closer to Jesus Christ. In the story, a man who was paralyzed wanted to see Christ, so...

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Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

Daily Devotion, January 21: Where Do I Pray?

And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you pray, go into your...

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