How to Make Your Life Less Stressful

How to Make Your Life Less Stressful

In today’s world we have so many wonderful advances in technology that are supposed to make our lives more comfortable, easy and efficient. Yet, why does it seem everyone is so tense, stressed out and angry?  Christ wants to help calm things down. He wants to make your life easier.  That’s...

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‘Disembodied Existence and the Abstracted Other: Communion and Relationship in the Age of Social Media’

‘Disembodied Existence and the Abstracted Other: Communion and Relationship in the Age of Social Media’

Watch Fr. Demetrios Harper’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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Abbot Damascene: Social media and spiritual life

Abbot Damascene: Social media and spiritual life

Watch Now. Abbot Damascene, in this part of his interview to Pemptousia, talks about the worth of social media to the lives of modern Christian, highlighting at the same time their spiritual dangers. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of...

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Social Networks and Kids Part 2

Social Networks and Kids Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part article on Social Networks and Kids originally posted on Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Social Network Privacy Settings Anything...

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Social Networks and Kids Part 1

Social Networks and Kids Part 1

Being a parent isn’t easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things can often seem impossible. But you aren’t alone.  Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith, www.faithandsafety.org, is a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between...

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Facebook tips for churches

Facebook tips for churches

I was eating out with my family. As the kids went to play in the play-place, I decided to try and strike up some Jesus conversations with the people around me. It was hard because almost everyone was on their phones. Not that I was nosy, but most of them...

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Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith

Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith

Being a parent isn’t easy. It can often feel overwhelming. Throw in the Internet, social networks, computers, mobile, and gaming devices and things can often seem impossible. But you aren’t alone.  Technology Safety Through the Eyes of Faith, www.faithandsafety.org, is a resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between...

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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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Being Separate in a Connected World

Being Separate in a Connected World

Beloved in Christ, we have to see ourselves as being different than the world around us! As Christians we are called to be “in the world, but not of the world.” (John 15:19). The Scripture says “come out and be separate…..” (2 Cor. 6:17) Yet this can be very difficult...

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Have you Ever Googled: The Story of the Nativity

Google:  The Story of the Nativity.  This is the way some digital natives understand the Story of the Nativity. The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops. OCN offers videos, podcasts, blogs and music, to enhance Orthodox Christian life.  You can also listen to...

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