Orthodox Perspective of the Beirut Explosion

Orthodox Perspective of the Beirut Explosion

Fr. Chris Metropulos from OCN is joined by Fr. Bassam Nassif in Lebanon who witnessed the results of the damage from the Beirut explosion first hand. Fr. Bassam Nassif is the pastor of St. Phocas parish in a village of Mount Lebanon. He is also Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology...

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Parenting & Back to School During the Pandemic

Parenting & Back to School During the Pandemic

Parenting & Back to School: Let’s Talk Live  Paula Marchman, Katie Wilson & Fr. Christopher Metropulos Family Resource: Saints in Time of Trouble Activity Book We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, August 6th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Paula Marchman, Psychotherapist...

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The West Yawns at the Symbolism of Hagia Sophia’s Reversion to a Mosque

The West Yawns at the Symbolism of Hagia Sophia’s Reversion to a Mosque

Not long ago, I read an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Turkey Retreats from Modernity.” In the article, Charlotte Allen makes the ominous observation that Islamic Turkey seems to take their religion more seriously than does the Christian West. In evidence, Friday, July 24, 2020, marked the end...

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Addictions and Hope: How Do You Manage the Unmanageable?

Addictions and Hope: How Do You Manage the Unmanageable?

Join Father Michael Marcantoni and Dr. Emily Adamopoulos of the Metropolis of Detroit for a special edition of OCN’s Facebook Weekly Real Deal. They will be tackling the daunting question of how to understand and address the topic of  addictions, their effect on communities and families and what we can do...

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Abbot Damascene: Social media and spiritual life

Abbot Damascene: Social media and spiritual life

Watch Now. Abbot Damascene, talks about the worth of social media to the lives of modern Christian, highlighting at the same time their spiritual dangers. Source: pemptousia.com  

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Let’s Talk Live: Missionary Work During the Pandemic

Let’s Talk Live: Missionary Work During the Pandemic

On Thursday July 30 at 7pm OCN will be offering myOCN Community Let’s Talk Live discussion with special guest Fr. Martin Ritsi of OCMC, a sister agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops in America, on the obstacles facing missionaries around the world during the pandemic. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, our...

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Abbot Damascene: My relationship with Father Seraphim Rose

Abbot Damascene: My relationship with Father Seraphim Rose

In the first part of his interview to Pemptousia, archimandrite Damascene, Abbot of St Herman’s of Alaska monastery in California, is talking about his acquaintance with the charismatic Father Seraphim Rose and the influence of his presence on his spiritual Christian life. Source: pemptousia.com  

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The Police and The Community: Are They At Odds?

The Police and The Community: Are They At Odds?

Let’s Talk Live with Retired Major Julie Miller, Fr. Aristidis Arizi, Chaplain of the Miami Dade Police Department & Fr. Christopher Metropulos We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Retired Major Julie Miller and Fr. Aristidis Arizi,...

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Metropolitan Kallistos: “The First Thing that Drew Me to Orthodoxy”

Metropolitan Kallistos: “The First Thing that Drew Me to Orthodoxy”

Watch Now.  Metropolitan of Diocleia. Kallistos (Ware) speaks on his liturgical experience in Orthodox life. Source: pemptousia.com  

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Hagia Sophia: What Just Happened?

Hagia Sophia: What Just Happened?

Let’s Talk Live with Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou, and Fr. Christopher Metropulos We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering follow up discussion this coming Thursday, July 16th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou....

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Will Hagia Sophia Survive? Get the behind the headlines.

Will Hagia Sophia Survive? Get the behind the headlines.

Let’s Talk Live with Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Mustafa Akyol, and Fr. Christopher Metropulos   We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, July 9th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Mustafa Akyol. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, our Executive Director, will...

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LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Join Adult Education Facebook LIVE Discussion is on summer break and be will be returning to #myOCN’s Facebook in September 2020. Join here LIVE on OCN FACEBOOK Sunday at 11:30 am EST.   These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the...

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