The Gospel of Matthew, Part 27

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 27

Matthew 12:15-35 Isaiah’s Servant of God 1.Jesus withdraws, knowing the evil plots of the Pharisees- many flee with Him and are healed. 2.Jesus speaks about the Kingdom and how important it is to understand a united one. Accusation- he is a demon- how does he deal with them? He who...

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

O Christ, the power of your Cross has worked wonders for Mary of Egypt; she had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life. Casting off the weakness of nature, she has bravely fought Satan. Now, as a saint in heaven, she has obtained...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 26

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 26

Matthew 12:1-14 Breaking the Sabbath Law, the Claim of Human Need, Love and Law Opening thoughts and basis for discussion In every life, there are a series of crucial events, decisive moments, which cause that life to change. Likewise, we see in the life of Jesus such a period of...

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Sunday of St. John Climacus

Sunday of St. John Climacus

O John our father, saint of God, you were revealed as a citizen of the desert, as an angel in a body and a worker of miracles. Through fasting, prayer and vigils you have received heavenly gifts of grace, and have healed the sick and the souls of those who...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 25

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 25

The Gospel of Matthew 11:12-30 John and Jesus are Rejected Jesus praises John as a man who is not an insubstantial reed, blown about by the winds of popularity, but a man of principle, moved by no one’s threats. John the Baptist is pivotal to the closing of the Old...

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Sunday of the Holy Cross

Sunday of the Holy Cross

This is the day of the veneration of the Precious Cross. Now it is placed before us and shines with the brightness of Christ’s Resurrection. Let us all draw near and kiss it with great rejoicing in our souls. Let heaven and earth give praise with one accord, for the...

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Stewardship and Faith

Stewardship and Faith

In this video, Fr. Chris speaks with Bill Marianes, an archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, attorney, and expert on mobilizing Church Stewardship. Mr. Marianes defines Stewardship as “What you do with the gifts God gave you.”  In this interview, he describes how Orthodox Christians should approach the topic in their...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 24

Matthew 11:1-11 Christ and John the Baptist “Are you the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Is this a question for the sake of John’s disciples? Is this a question of impatience? Or is this a question of dawning faith and hope? When we understand Jesus’ response in...

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Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

Sunday of Saint Gregory Palamas

The season of the virtues now has come, and the Judge is at the door. Let us not hold back with darkened face, but let us keep the Fast, offering tears, contrition and almsgiving; and let us cry: our sins are more in number than the sand of the sea;...

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The Best Video Content on the Web

The Best Video Content on the Web

From Angry Birds to meteors over Russia, we pay tribute to some of the most popular games and videos on the web…but ask if there is anything out there that could really change your life.

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Interview with Theodore and Anna in Bethlehem

Interview with Theodore and Anna in Bethlehem

During the OCN Pilgrimage visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Charles Lelon, Vice Chair of the OCN Board of Directors, speaks with Theodore Pritsis from Winston Salem,  North Carolina, and Anna Koulouis from Syracuse, New York. Theodore and Anna have left home to serve the patriarch of Jerusalem.

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Sunday of Orthodoxy

Sunday of Orthodoxy

A feast of joy and gladness is revealed to us today! For the teachings of the true Faith shine forth in all their glory, and the Church of Christ is bright with splendor, adorned with the holy Icons which now have been restored; and God has granted to the faithful...

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