What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

A Most-Profitable Vacation in Great Lent?

I have a sweet and dear parishioner who comes from an Old Rite background. She was describing to me the Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete–that beautiful hymned dialogue between the self and the soul—as it is served in the Old Believer parish where she is from. “Father, we...

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The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part II

The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part II

She finished her story here and invited to me to eat some of the beans she had in her basket, because she’d been told “from the outside”, that I was very hungry. We ate and drank until I was full. But I saw that both the basket and the pitcher...

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The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part I

The Woman who Dwelt in a Cave – Part I

Pantelis Paschos, Professor of Theology A saintly hermit told the brothers the following story: One day, as I was sitting in the desert, I began to feel worried and sad. A thought came to me: “Get up and go for a walk in the desert”. So I walked and came...

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The highest form of song is prayer

The highest form of song is prayer

Pemptousia brings you excerpts from interviews with Jonathan Jackson, the Hollywood star actor and musician, on the occasion of the book presentation of “Το Μυστήριο της Τέχνης. Η γέννηση του Καλλιτέχνη κατ’ εικόνα Θεού”, the Greek translation of his book “The Mystery of Art-Becoming an Artist in the Image of...

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Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips

Helpful Diet Tips For the Orthodox Christian, roughly half the year is taken up with Fasting Days.  The rules for our fasts often make little sense to us. There is, of course, a rhyme and a reason to this great tool for spiritual self mastery that the Church puts before us and it...

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Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Ancient Christian Prayer, Beyond “Christian Yoga”: Part I

Secular spirituality commonly recognizes that healing occurs through one’s body-mind-spirit. Today, many are spiritual, but asked if they are Christian and spiritual, many wouldn’t conclude that they are. To be Christian has come to mean that one knows the Bible and follows Jesus. Of course, this is essential to Christianity,...

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SOCIAL MEDIA AS A SPRINGBOARD TO PRAYER

SOCIAL MEDIA AS A SPRINGBOARD TO PRAYER

Facebook isn’t fun anymore. It used to be a great place where people shared posts about life events and articles of interest. I learned that my out-of-state niece made color guard captain. I saw pictures of friends’ vacations and acquaintances’ weddings. I reconnected with old high school buddies. Colleagues posted...

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The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

The power of prayer and fasting (Mk. 9, 17-31)

As Christians, thoughtfully done prayers and fasts can help us realize our impact on the salvation of the world; Jesus has made it clear that believers can achieve anything they want.  In these times when the certainties and great world theories have all failed, it just may be time to...

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Great Items for Lent

Great Items for Lent

  Inspired by the Department of Religious Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network features Great Books, Music & Teaching Publications featured in the Orthodox Christian Resource Catalog. The Catalog is a publication of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education. All items featured...

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