To Pray in Jesus’ Name

To Pray in Jesus’ Name

For all who seek the fullness of life in Christ, ancient Christian faith is deeply satisfying. Rather than justifying one’s self as she is, prayer that humbles one’s own spirit and invites the Holy Spirit into the heart gives one new life. This re-birth returns one to the original purpose...

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Jesus Hung Out with the Undesirables

Jesus Hung Out with the Undesirables

A few years ago, I began to read the Orthodox Bible lesson on a daily basis. Over time, I realized how Jesus consistently chose the adulterous, physically ill, criminal, and basically undesirable people of ​His time to hang out with. And He makes good lessons of how He treats them, turning...

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Behold the Man

Behold the Man

Many years before an unknown paralytic was healed by Jesus Christ, God told us through His Prophets that He would provide a Man who would arise from below the horizon to save us. On the Fourth Sunday of Pascha, the Church reminds us, through the Gospel of John, that God has always...

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The Children’s Word: Staying Away

The Children’s Word: Staying Away

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra reminds us of something very important about Jesus. Does Jesus ever stay away from you? Do you think He ever doesn’t know what’s going on in...

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What King Do You Seek?

What King Do You Seek?

Holy Week is a chance to respond to this very important question. Many of the Jews were seeking a military king who would rescue them from the Romans. Many of us seek a king who will force others to believe and act as WE think they should. Christ is not...

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A Savior Has Been Born So That We May Be Rescued

A Savior Has Been Born So That We May Be Rescued

Many people approach Christmas exhausted from the weeks of holiday parties and shopping, but they miss the joy of birth of their Savior. Jesus Christ has been born so that He might rescue us from the hectic and painful life, and bring us to something better, life with Him in...

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Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel

Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel

An unexpected discovery along the Sea of Galilee is shedding new light on the world in which Jesus lived. Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in IsraelBy Ofira Koopmans Dec. 22, 2014 Haaretz Some would call it luck, others coincidence. Father Eamon Kelly calls it “providence.” When his Catholic organization,...

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The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

The Children’s Word: Who is Jesus’ Family?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra tells about the people who were part of Jesus’ family when He was born here on earth. You can also learn something special about the people...

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Jesus was Born that He Might Die

Jesus was Born that He Might Die

In many European cultures, and in America too, singing and listening to carols is a well-loved Christmas tradition. And many Orthodox communities in the West have admirably incorporated some of the best of these carols into their Nativity celebrations. Often, though, for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike, our knowledge of this...

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Mary Magdalene as Mrs. Jesus

Mary Magdalene as Mrs. Jesus

You can tell it’s almost Christmas by observing any one of three things: 1. lots of cars in the mall parking lots; 2. inane secular Christmas songs blaring from the mall loud-speakers, and 3. even more inane articles on Jesus in the media. Foremost in this year’s inevitable crop of...

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