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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A Visit to the Jordan River

A Visit to the Jordan River

In this video, viewers can learn more about the Jordan River, the life-blood of the Holy Land, and the site of Our Lord’s Baptism.

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Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)

Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare)

Before we enter the Lenten fast, we are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we are at the same time reconciled with one another. A fast without mutual love is the fast of demons.. We do not travel the road...

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The Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity

In this video, viewers can learn more about the history of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and see the inside of this historic Basilica.

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 23

Matthew 10:24-42 ENCOURAGEMENT TO FEARLESS WITNESS “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his lord.” A disciple can expect at least the same persecution as their Lord received. A disciple must resolve not to be afraid. A disciple should speak the truth, not fearing the slanders...

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Judgment Sunday (Meat-fare)

Judgment Sunday (Meat-fare)

“It is the aim of the holy Fathers, through bringing to mind that fearful day, to rouse us from the slumber of carelessness unto the work of virtue, and to move us to love and compassion for our brethren. Besides this, even as on the coming Sunday of Cheese-fare we...

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