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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OCN Attends Conference on Aging

OCN Attends Conference on Aging

OCN’s Dr. Keith Massey recently attended the fall conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR).  The conference theme was “The Clinical and Pastoral Care of the Aging Patient.”  Listen below to hear the excellent presentations of conference speakers. 1. Keynote Address by His Grace, Bishop John...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 11

The Gospel of Matthew 5:33 – 42: The Fourth and Fifth Examples of the New Spirit Oaths and Revenge Opening thoughts and basis for discussion We must remember the new standard Christ sets in motion for us. Christ’s teaching is that thoughts are just as important as deeds. He is...

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Thirteenth Sunday of Luke

Thirteenth Sunday of Luke

O friends of martyrs, now divinely raise up a renewed chorus, praising the all-wise Katherine. For, she proclaimed Christ in the arena, trampled on the serpent, and spat upon the knowledge of the orators. +Kontakion in the Second Tone St. Katherine – November 25

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Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Demetrios Presiding

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, Archbishop Demetrios Presiding

We are blessed this morning to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and Chairman of the Holy Eparchial Synod of Bishops. This service prepares us for this week’s commemoration of the Entrance of the...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 10

The Gospel of Matthew 5:21 – 26 The First Example of the New Spirit Anger and Reconciliation Opening thoughts and basis for discussion This section of the teachings of Jesus is one of the most important in the whole New Testament. In it, we see the authority Jesus speaks with....

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