“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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Eleventh Sunday of Luke

Eleventh Sunday of Luke

O venerable One, we all praise and entreat you, Eleftherios, Priest-Martyr, comeliness of Priests and exaltation of champions. Deliver from diverse dangers those fervently honoring your memory, interceding unceasingly for us all. +Kontakion in the Second Tone +St. Eleftherios– December 15

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 14

The Gospel of Matthew Matthew 6:16-34 1. Final example of righteous practices- focus on fasting No gloominess- well groomed Do not cover your face so as to be seen by men that you are fasting Anointing and washing Put things into priority This allows the fasting to be seen in...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference

Fr. Christopher Metropulos briefly introduces the topics and types of speakers featured at the Archon 2nd International Conference on Religious Freedom, held in Berlin, Germany, on December 4th and 5th. He explains the importance of this conference in addressing the very real need to ensure religious freedom and recognition to...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 13

The Gospel of Matthew 6:9 – 15: The Lord’s Prayer Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This is a prayer, which Jesus taught His disciples to pray. To be a disciple, one must have an idea of Christ and His mission and be devoted to the will of God. The...

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Tenth Sunday of Luke

Tenth Sunday of Luke

O Father, God-bearer, Spyridon, you were proven a champion and Wonder Worker of the First Ecumenical Council. You spoke to the girl in the grave and turned the serpent to gold. And, when chanting your prayers, most sacred One, angels ministered with you. Glory to Him who glorified you; glory...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 12

The Gospel of Matthew 6:1-8 1. Piety: Elements as described by Christ Common theme- do everything for the glory of God and not to be seen by men Almsgiving- do not sound the trumpets to be glorified by men. Your reward is known in Heaven to God Left hand –...

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Fourteenth Sunday of Luke

Fourteenth Sunday of Luke

As first of the Apostles to be called, O Andrew, brother of him (Peter) who was foremost, beseech the Master of all to grant the world peace and our souls great mercy. +Apolytikion in the Fourth Tone +Andrew the First-Called Apostle

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