The unity of the Father and the Son and the call to us to become one in the Holy Spirit

The unity of the Father and the Son and the call to us to become one in the Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   We have become accustomed to thinking about ourselves and our dignity in terms of people after the fall, basing this on separation, self-alienation, individualization, self-reliance, fragmentation and narcissism. But the divine love revealed in the Only-Begotten Son and in His wholeness,...

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Alilo and the Old Calendar

Alilo and the Old Calendar

Photo Source: CNN OCN promotes good practices and values that are apart of a strong Orthodox culture. Living the Faith is a major portion of what we aspire to promote, encourage, and do. Examples such as this article about Christmastide are mere reminders of the gifts that Living with the...

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Daily Devotion, January 11: Let’s Start Again

Daily Devotion, January 11: Let’s Start Again

They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles.  Isaiah 40:31   Good morning Prayer Team! When the prayer team reflections started nearly a year ago, the goal was to get people to pray more.  The Advent series we just completed...

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The Beauty of Diversity in Unity

The Beauty of Diversity in Unity

Our primary goal at the  Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is to share the truth of Orthodoxy with the world. Our secondary goal is to generate fruitful conversations that strengthen us in our own faith and increase our ability to share it in meaningful ways with our fellow human beings. This is why...

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International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue 2015

International Commission for Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue 2015

Revd Dr Christos Christakis, our OCN Hero, was the host for the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue (ICAOTD) when they met in Buffalo, New York, earlier this week.  He has been devoted to this dialogue since 1994.   In the name of the Triune God, and with the blessing and guidance of our...

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Patriarch John X Stresses Unity, Peace, at St. Vladimir’s Convocation

Patriarch John X Stresses Unity, Peace, at St. Vladimir’s Convocation

View the Patriarchate’s Facebook photo album On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Board of Trustees and Faculty Council of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary bestowed a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa upon The Most Blessed John X (Yazigi), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East . In his remarks...

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Fragmentation, Unity, and the Holy Spirit

Fragmentation, Unity, and the Holy Spirit

 This is a revised version of a talk given at a clergy retreat sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver (February 11, 2015). I am thankful to His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah and to his clergy for their support and hospitality. We live in a culture of organized distractions. We...

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