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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Eight Sunday of Luke

Eight Sunday of Luke

The grace of your words illuminated the universe like a shining beacon. It amassed treasures of munificence in the world. It demonstrated the greatness of humility, teaching us by your own words; therefore, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede to Christ the Logos for the salvation of our souls.

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 9

Adult Study Class Matthew 5:13-20 1. You are the salt of the earth Just as salt that loses its savor becomes insipid and useless, so the disciple who becomes foolish is also useless. 2. You are the light of the world A city atop a mountain is not able to...

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Fifth Sunday of Saint Luke

Fifth Sunday of Saint Luke

O Commanders of the Heavenly Host, we the unworthy beseech you, that through your entreaties you will fortify us, guarding us in the shelter of the wings of your ethereal glory, even as we fervently bow before you crying: “Deliver us from all danger, as Commanders of the Powers on...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

Adult Study Class Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-12 Summary of Jesus’ Ministry – Pg. 12 Jesus ministers to the crowds: Matthew’s report of Jesus Christ astounding success finding a welcome everywhere. Healing every disease and malady among the people – no affliction beyond his reach. No wonder so many followed him. The...

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Seventh Sunday of Luke

Seventh Sunday of Luke

Let us the faithful hasten to the Theotokos now and venerate her sacred veil, as we chant unto her, singing hymns to praise and honour her, as is fitting; for she shelt’reth with her shelter and all her faithful flock and preserveth them unharmed from all calamities, as they cry...

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