The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

The Christian Faith as a Source of Spiritual Power

Mina Boulekou, Author-Poetress- Columnist   How can devout Christians preserve their faith when they’re being attacked and tested on a daily basis in these harsh times? Faith in our Triune God is what will sustain us in all the difficulties we encounter in our lives. No matter how uncertain and...

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The Unceasing Endeavour for Real Life

The Unceasing Endeavour for Real Life

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   The spiritual life, concerning which there has been much discussion, is simply what we do, in conjunction with God’s Grace, in order to achieve the aim of our existence, which is glorification. The spiritual life is a dynamic course of action. It begins with baptism,...

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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of...

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Saint Paisios the Athonite, Patron Saint of Signalmen

Saint Paisios the Athonite, Patron Saint of Signalmen

Nikolaos G. Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   Following a request by the Office of Military Chaplains, part of the General Staff of the Greek Armed Forces, the Holy Permanent Synod of the Church of Greece has declared Saint Paisios the Athonite to be the Patron Saint of the Corps...

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Do you Possess the Signs of Christ’s Beatitudes? (part 1)

Do you Possess the Signs of Christ’s Beatitudes? (part 1)

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Our Christ and God calls to us every day through his Gospel: “blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. When we hear this, we ought to be pay attention and examine ourselves carefully, to see whether we are...

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How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith

How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith

This week’s episode covers several topics including; “How Natural Disasters Strengthen our Faith”, “Spiritual Fathers, Who are they and do I need one” and “Women in Ministry”. Every person asks questions and the Orthodox Christian Network encourages it! Every week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook answering your questions...

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On Light

On Light

W. J. Lillie   In his 56th Discourse (On faith and those who say it is not possible to live in the world and achieve the perfection of the virtues), Saint Symeon the New Theologian presents us with the following story. “In our own time, there was a young man,...

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How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-2

How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-2

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Therefore, the prophets were advocating repentance and a return to the Lord’s path. When all is said and done, everything is futile; both our well being and our wealth, even the accomplishment of our country’s liberation (translator’s note: from Turkish occupation) is a secular event....

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How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-1

How to deal with the crisis in a spiritual manner-1

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   Indeed we are presently facing some tough times which affect everyone. It seems that we are all aboard a ship- the ship is our small country- sailing in rough seas without knowing where we are or where we are heading to. Whenever certain hardships afflict...

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Archim. Zacharias: “Descent” as a Way of Meeting God

Archim. Zacharias: “Descent” as a Way of Meeting God

Watch Now  Archimandrite Zacharias from Forerunner’s Holy Monastery, Essex, England, explains how “Descent” is a perfect way to meet God’s Person. 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...

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