Transfigured in Prayer

Transfigured in Prayer

The story of the transfiguration of Christ shows us Christ’s divinity, but it also demonstrates how transformative time in prayer can be. The story begins with Jesus going up to the mountain to pray with Peter and John, immediately linking prayer with transfiguration. It is in prayer that God reveals...

Read more
The Fallen Man: How Does the Orthodox Faith View Original Sin

The Fallen Man: How Does the Orthodox Faith View Original Sin

Listen Now.  We start with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Frederica Mathewes-Green about the fallen man.  How does the Orthodox faith view the original sin and what does it mean for us today.  Fr. Chris then talks with Rod Dreher about his latest book, The Benedict Option.  Photo credit:...

Read more
“Our Father”, the Perfect Prayer

“Our Father”, the Perfect Prayer

George Babiniotis, Professor When the bell rings and everybody tries to avoid saying their prayers (a parody of a prayer, but one which just may be, for some, the last thread connecting their lives with God and therefore the only little window through which they can get into Paradise), let’s...

Read more
Sounding the Sacred and the Gospel of John

Sounding the Sacred and the Gospel of John

Listen Now.  How does music affect your faith?  Join us for a conversation between guest host Father Gregory Joyce and Dr. Peter Bouteneff focusing on the Arvo Part Project. Listen in as their conversation attempts to unravel the relationship between Arvo Part’s music and his Orthodox Christian faith.  Videos from the conference...

Read more
Public Prayer: Light of Love

Public Prayer: Light of Love

For Orthodox Christians, prayer is private, flowing out of the heart. Prayer is also public and culminates in the physical settings of our churches, homes, and anywhere in the world where two or more gather. When an individual’s heart longs for God, it cries out, and this prayer connects with...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more