Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World

Finding Peace in a Stress Filled World Psychologists say that stress and anxiety are t the highest levels ever. What is everyone so stressed about?  And how can we cope and manage through these anxieties of life?  The good news is that we have help through Jesus Christ who wants to...

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Navigating the Stress of Christmas

Navigating the Stress of Christmas

“Never again!”   Two words I think of often this time of year.   Never again!  Forget the mall. I am shopping for Christmas gifts online next year! Never again!  Did we need all these Christmas cookies? Never again!  Next year we are staying home and relaxing! Never again!  Do...

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Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water

Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Young Adult Blog Post – Learning to Walk on Water In a recent post on The Ladder,...

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Daily Devotional- And Then What?

Daily Devotional- And Then What?

    But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Then Peter said in reply, “Lo, we have left everything and followed You. What then shall we have?” Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you,...

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Reducing Stress

Reducing Stress

Do you procrastinate and then find that you need stress to move you through your day? Has stress affected your health and well being?  Listen as Dr. Randa Anderson at the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and traps stress can cause and explains...

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Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

With Christmas coming and door buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree. Before you sign that contract, listen to this insightful interview with Kathryn Bocanegra as she talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and...

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Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

Peace of Heart is Established Little by Little

By Saint Nicodemus Haghiorite Your constant care should be not to let your heart become agitated or troubled, but to use every effort to keep it peaceful and calm. Seeing your efforts and endeavours, God will send you His grace and will make your soul a city of peace. Then...

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He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

He Didn’t Say It Would Be Easy

I yelled ahead, asking for the time. Four-fifteen. We had been walking for two hours nonstop since the last break. Roughly six miles since we started today. The hip straps on my thirty-five-pound pack were sinking into my already bruised and tender flesh, causing me to all but scream into...

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Peace, Faith, and War

Peace, Faith, and War

Why is peace so important to us, as human beings? The world around us is full of war, disaster, hatred, and struggle. Our own inner world can be scarred by sadness and anxiety. Yet no matter how hard it is to find, we keep seeking peace. Why? And where can...

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Fasting from the Darkness

Fasting from the Darkness

Dear Friends of OCN, During this sacred season of Lent, we are invited to participate in Christ’s suffering and Resurrection. This year, many of us are wondering how much more suffering we can handle. We’re faced with our personal struggles and feel bombarded by global conflicts and a seemingly endless...

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