Who is free?

Who is free?

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The great news which Christianity tells the world every day is that things are judged, as regards their true worth, not by evaluating their external features, but by what they are in essence. We have to judge things not by their colour or shape but by...

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Stand or Kneel?  Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Stand or Kneel? Politics, Football, and Orthodoxy

Watch Now.  While standing or kneeling has become somewhat of a political issue with players in professional football,  Orthodox Christians always stand and kneel in Liturgy, using our whole body in prayer and worship to glorify God. Photo credit: NYTimes.com About Fr. Chris Makiej Fr. Chris Makiej is a priest...

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Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

Metropolitan Pavlos: “Orthodox Christianity in Aleppo”

Watch Now  Still missing Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo speaks on Orthodox Christianity in his City. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable,...

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Jonathan Jackson: The art of acting, the role of Orthodox Christianity and my new production

Jonathan Jackson: The art of acting, the role of Orthodox Christianity and my new production

Watch Now. Jonathan Jackson talks to Pemptousia about art in today’s world, the crisis surrounding it and the spiritual dangers of misusing the gifts of God. Only by keeping Christ at the center of everything is it possible to keep art, as a gift of God, on the right path...

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Syrian Christian Town Becomes Frontline With Islamic State Group

Syrian Christian Town Becomes Frontline With Islamic State Group

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution. You have our resounding commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. It is said that the...

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We Must Love Others Before We Can Learn to Love Ourselves

We Must Love Others Before We Can Learn to Love Ourselves

You’ve heard it said that you must learn to love yourself before you can love others. I disagree. Loving yourself in only self-love, and rarely leads to loving others. In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazaros, we hear of a man who loved himself so much, he never...

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Simply Because We Want to Love

Simply Because We Want to Love

Jesus said, “Just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.” (Luke 6.31) Jesus also said, “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.” (Luke 6.32) God doesn’t want us...

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A New Season

A New Season

The Church calendar includes different seasons during which we read different Gospel lessons each day. On the second Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Cross, known as the First Sunday of Luke, we witness the calling of the first disciples by Christ. Jesus Christ calls a few humble but...

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