The Holy Sepulcher

The Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem encompasses the two most sacred spots in the world for Christians–the site of the Crucifixion and that of the Burial and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this video, viewers can learn the history of that Church and see these holy...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 22

Matthew 10:16 – 25 The Challenge of the King to His Messengers, The Prudence of the King’s Messenger, The Coming of The King, The Kings’ Messenger and the King’s Sufferings +Opening Thoughts and Basis for discussion We are called to become witnesses and by extension sufferers for Christ. The knowledge...

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Seventeenth Sunday of Luke: The Prodigal Son

Seventeenth Sunday of Luke: The Prodigal Son

Our purpose, O people, is to know the power of God’s goodness, for when the prodigal abandoned his sin, he hastened to the refuge of his Father. That Good One embraced him and welcomed him. He killed the fatted calf and celebrated with heavenly joy. Let us learn from this...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 21

1. He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. 2. The 12 disciples are named and paired together: Simon – first called Peter, Andrew – his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew...

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Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Let us flee from the boasting of the Pharisee and learn through our own sighs of sorrow the humility of the Publican. Let us cry out to the Savior, “Have mercy on us, for through You alone are we reconciled.”

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The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee

Join us as we prepare for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 5-14, 2014. Here, we learn about the Sea of Galilee, the largest freshwater lake in Israel as well as the setting of many of the miracles of the New Testament. Watch the video to learn more about the...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews, Part 2

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews, Part 2

In this video, Fr. Christopher Metropulos interviews Fr. Christopher Bender, the chair of the steering committee for the Fellowship of the Transfiguration Conference. Fr. Bender explains the meaning of this year’s title “On Earth as it is in Heaven,” and how Orthodox theology should lead to the “greening of the Orthodox...

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On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews

On Earth as it is in Heaven: Interviews

“On Earth as it is in Heaven, Putting Orthodox Theology and Ecology into Practice” is a conference hosted by The Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration that was held in Washington, DC.  OCN’s Fr. Christopher Metropulos attended the event, and below you can see his interviews with notable guests, including Keynote...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 20

The Gospel of Matthew 9:27-31 Faith’s Test and Faith’s Reward, The Two Reactions +Son of David have mercy on us! We hear this phrase used many times in the Gospels. It is noteworthy to mention that this phrase is always used by crowds or by people who knew Jesus only...

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Presentation of Our Lord

Presentation of Our Lord

Your birth sanctified a Virgin’s womb and properly blessed the hands of Symeon. Having now come and saved us, O Christ our God, give peace to your commonwealth in troubled times and strengthen those in authority, whom you love, as only the loving one. +Kontakion (First Tone)

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 19

Opposition from the Pharisees 1. Jesus Heals the Paralytic (1-8) 1. Forgiving the sins of the paralytic 2. Effort of his friends 3. “That you may know the Son of Man has authority upon earth to forgive sins.” 2. The Call of Matthew (9-13) 1. Gospel written by a member...

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Fifteenth Sunday of Luke

Fifteenth Sunday of Luke

Receive, O Lord, the Sacred Heralds who preached God, the pinnacle of Teachers, unto the enjoyment of Your riches and rest. You have received their labors and their suffering as being above and beyond all fruitful offering. For You alone glorify Your Saints. +Kontakion in the Second Tone This is...

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