The Incarnation of God, the Good News of the New Testament and the Mother of God

The Incarnation of God, the Good News of the New Testament and the Mother of God

Alexandros Christodoulou With His incarnation, His humanization, God entered the innermost core of our lives in the most obvious way. He entered our circulatory system, our heart, the centre of everything, the centre of the universe. After He’d been expelled from our world, our body and our soul through our...

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The Word became flesh (John 1, 14) A Sermon on the Nativity of Christ

The Word became flesh (John 1, 14) A Sermon on the Nativity of Christ

Saint John of Kronstadt   The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human — having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! The One Who had no...

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Sunday before the Nativity

Sunday before the Nativity

Metropolitan Varnavas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis   THE REALLY GOOD NEWS When people are out of sorts, the last thing they usually want to hear is bad news. On the contrary, they want some good news, to give them a lift, to give them the courage to get on with...

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What is Christmas without Christ?

What is Christmas without Christ?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT/TT_2012/TT_121214.mp3 Listen Now  as noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences. What is Christmas without Christ?  Hear his surprising interpretation of “Happy Holidays,” a phrase which is often criticized in Christian circles. Fr. John...

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How Does Christmas Work?

How Does Christmas Work?

Listen Now For many people, Christmas comes every year as surely as the sun comes up. It’s like death and taxes – nothing could prevent it…or could it? When you look closely at the real story of Christmas, you will discover what a miracle it was. Fr. Chris Metropulos draws...

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On the Nativity

On the Nativity

Saint Gregory the Theologian   Discourse 38 I. Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ is from heaven, receive Him. Christ is on earth, be lifted up; sing to the Lord, all the earth and, joining both in one, I say: Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad that...

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Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (plagal tone four) – Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (plagal tone four) – Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas

Watch now  The Doxastiko at Lauds on the Sunday before the Nativity of Christ in plagal tone four (Των νομικών διδαγμάτων ) by the late Thrasyvoulos Stanitsas, Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ, performed by himself and his choir at the lectern. Recorded...

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On the Christmas Season

On the Christmas Season

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. John Anthony McGuckin about the holiday season and reconnecting with the early church in a new and interesting way, and remembering that the season revolves around Christ.  Christ is Born, Glorify Him! Photo credit: Event Brite ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN...

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The Nativity Season Isn’t Over Yet

The Nativity Season Isn’t Over Yet

Are you tired of Christmas or just getting started?  In this resource from the Antiochian Archdiocese titled From Nativity to Theophany, you can find articles on The Circumcision of the Lord, The Tradition of the Vasilopita, Theophany and Healing and The Great Blessing of Water. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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Christmas

Christmas

Listen to the Daily Reading for December 25, 2016, The Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 4:4-7 BRETHREN, when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under...

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