The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 18

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:18-34 Unconditional Loyalty; A storm Calmed; The Gergesene Demoniacs The way to glory always involves a cross The miracle that can be seen in Matt 8-22 is the miracle of the impact of the personality of Jesus on men. This is a story about the impact...

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Twelfth Sunday of Luke

Twelfth Sunday of Luke

The pastoral flute of your theology conquered the trumpets of orators. For it called upon the depths of the Spirit and you were enriched with the beauty of words. Intercede to Christ our God, O Father Gregory, that our souls may be saved. Apolytikion in the First Tone St. Gregory...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 17

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 8:5 – 17: The Centurion’s Servant Healed; Fulfilling Prophecy: Healings and Exorcisms Opening thoughts and basis for discussion Jesus spoke the word and the servant of the centurion was healed. The Jew had to learn that the Passport to God’s presence is not membership of...

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Sunday before Theophany

Sunday before Theophany

O Christ our Master, how shall we Your servants give You worthy honor? For You have renewed us all in the waters. You, O our Saviour, were baptized in Jordan and have sanctified the waters: accepting a servant’s hand upon Your head; You heal the passions of the world. Great...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 16

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 7:21 – 8:4 Matthew 7:21 Jesus teaches Enter through the narrow gate- there is a great temptation to not do so. Opposition to Christ coming from the Israelite community- mainly the Pharisee’s who were being severely challenged by Jesus Christ teachings and therefore felt threatened....

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“Don’t Be Afraid!”

“Don’t Be Afraid!”

OCN Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christopher Metropulos shares his reflections on the real joy of this holy season.

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Metropolitan Elpiphodoros speaks at the Conference on the topic “Halki – The Berlin Wall of Religious Freedom.” His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the Island of Halki and former Chief Secretary of Holy Synod of the...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 15

The Gospel of Matthew Matt 7:1-12: On Judging; God’s Answering of Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion How easy is it for us to judge? Much easier when we are biased towards one party vs. the other. Are we ourselves the Holy People of God? Do we strive to...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

These videos present a panel discussion on the topic “Tearing Down Walls – Legal and Humanitarian Perspectives on Equality, State Neutrality and Pluralism.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Promodrou and included Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in DC.; Cole Durham, a Professor of Law...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

William J. Antholis is currently Managing Director of the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, having previously served as Director of International Economic Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council and in the State Department’s policy planning staff. In this video, he speaks on the topic “Religious Tolerance and Pluralism:...

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