Sermon on Ascension Day

Sermon on Ascension Day

Archpriest Andrew Phillips   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. So we have come to the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Thus we have come to the last day of Christ’s physical presence on Earth. This marks the fulfilment...

Read more
Translation Problems

Translation Problems

Translation Problems From the beginning the Orthodox Church has been called to communicate the Gospel to the world around it.  Two thousand years later we still have a “Translation Problem”, we still struggle to communicate.  How can we make our Faith intelligible to the world today? ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian...

Read more
Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor

Seeing God in the Poor – A Story from Africa by Themi Adamopoulo Watch and listen as Fr. Themi Adamopoulo discusses the scandal occurring in Africa and the world. The greatest scandal that we are currently facing is hunger. Hunger kills 20,000 people a day in Africa. Jesus says “for...

Read more
Facing Death and Judgment

Facing Death and Judgment

FACING DEATH AND JUDGMENT This past week I spoke with a 62 year old woman who is dying. Several months ago her doctors told her that she has six months to live due to a rare form of cancer. Of course, this woman is extremely sad at her prospects. Yet...

Read more
Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

Sunday’s Gospel: December 20, 2015

    In his sermon on the Gospel, Fr. Lazarakis reflects on the Light of Christ this Christmas.  After seeing The Force Awakens this holiday, he reminds us that it is only with Christ that everything is possible and conquerable.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an...

Read more
It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses

It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses

Be Transfigured – It Doesn’t Matter if Your Name is on the List if You Make Excuses In the Parable of the Great Banquet found in the Gospel of Luke 14.16-24, Jesus warns us of the result of excuses. When we continue to come up with excuses why we can’t attend...

Read more
The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day

  Is it possible to have a “perfect day?”  In this message Fr. Christopher examines a beautiful prayer of the Liturgy which spiritually challenges us to take each day and try to make it perfect, holy, peaceful and sinless.   Looking for more?  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency...

Read more
Obey the Church

Obey the Church

Be Transfigured – Obey the Church It seems like the holiday season is one of the most difficult times to follow the life of the Church. Around every turn our society is urging us to turn away from following the life of the Church in favor of secular parties and materialism....

Read more
Addiction

Addiction

Be Transfigured – Addiction The Church is filled with them; people who live sinful lives and then arrive Sunday morning acting like angels. It turns many people off from “religion” and even more from attending Church on Sunday mornings. It is common to hear the excuse, “I have no intention of...

Read more