Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith: The Challenges to Living Orthodoxy in America

“Rules, Rituals and Story – How We Experience and Share our Faith” If you had a choice between memorizing and learning a bunch of rules to follow, or reading or watching an exciting story, which activity would you pick? Most would choose the latter. Despite our universal love of story,...

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Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

Adult Education – “Getting in Our Own Way: Church Decline and How We Are Inadvertently Part of the Problem”

The Orthodox Church is declining in America. So is Christianity in general. Six out of ten young people are leaving the church after college never to return. Despite popular sentiment among older generations that the young people return when they marry and have kids this is no longer true. Further,...

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Adult Education – Subtle Idols

Adult Education – Subtle Idols

“Subtle Idols – The Not So Obvious Things that Keep Our Hearts from God.” The Scriptures and the Holy Fathers warn us repeatedly about the dangers idols and idolatry. Money, power, and hedonism are the more obvious things they warn us about. But they also warn us about much more...

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LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

LIVE Adult Education – “Controlling God and Other Mistakes We Make in Our Spiritual Life”

Most of us want to be in control of our lives. We don’t like it when things “feel out of control.” The message of society and culture is take control of your life and don’t be passive. There are books, videos, seminars, and speakers a plenty that advocate this message....

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What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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Let God Arise: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Let God Arise: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Gifts and Talents as Assets – Adult Education

Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply provide religious education for our children. An educated laity is a strong laity and the key is educating our adult faithful. The type of education provided is...

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Planting Orthodox Seeds: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Planting Orthodox Seeds: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory – What happens to the Soul After Death

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory – What happens to the Soul After Death

Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you. ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Fr. Gregory served...

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Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives – Live Adult Education Class

LIVE Adult Education on “Walking the Spiritual Tightrope: Achieving ‘Balance’ in Our Lives” from St George Greek Orthodox Church. We put a lot of time and effort into achieving balance in our lives. What do we mean by balance? What should a life lived in balance look like for an...

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LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory on Preparing for Great Lent

ABOUT FR. GREGORY JOYCE Fr. Gregory Joyce is the Rector of St. Vladimir’s Church, part of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Fr. Gregory served at Holy Trinity Monastery on the clerical staff and taught English and English as a Second Language at Holy Trinity Monastery during the academic year...

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LIVE Adult Education class on “Is God Our Doctor or Our Lawyer?

LIVE Adult Education class on “Is God Our Doctor or Our Lawyer?

Using the professions of law and medicine, today we will explore two different yet prevalent and competing views about God that shape our own thoughts and behavior. Adult Religious Education The Scriptures state that “my people will suffer for a lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6). It’s not enough to simply...

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