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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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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