Christ’s Person as the Foundation of Church Life

Christ’s Person as the Foundation of Church Life

Archbishop Jovan of Ochrid speaks for the significance of Christ’s Person for Church life. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK  The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to create...

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Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 6. The word of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) Certainly, the Gospel of Christ was not received of man and is not after man. He Himself assures us that ‘without Him’ no good work is able to be completed. This is why He says imperatively to Nicodemus that he must be ‘born again’ from...

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Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Our Relationship with God: 5. The Love of Christ

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou) The Son glorifies the Father and the Father glorifies the Son and rightly ‘straightway,’ in a natural way. The Holy Spirit, similarly, proceeds from the Father, rests in the Son and glorifies Him, heralding the content of the life of the Son and guiding the...

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The Divine Liturgy and the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist

The Divine Liturgy and the Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist

The Sacrament of the Divine Eucharist, which is celebrated within the service which we call the Divine Liturgy, is the most important and perfect event of worship among Christians. For those who’ve been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity, the importance and value of this sacrament is beyond...

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We Need the Church

We Need the Church

Be Transfigured – We Need the Church As human beings we sometimes feel paralyzed without help. We sometimes feel we can’t possibly reach Christ. At that moment it helps to always remember we have the Church to help us. Just as the paralytic whose friends lifted him over the wall...

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Continuing the Alaskan Missionary Tradition

Continuing the Alaskan Missionary Tradition

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for...

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Watch Be the Bee Episode 90 – How Christ Unites Us

Watch Be the Bee Episode 90 – How Christ Unites Us

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” . Watch Be the Bee Episode #90 – How Christ Unites Us Technology helps bring...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the Child and His...

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Nativity Devotion, December 26: He Understands Us

Nativity Devotion, December 26: He Understands Us

Therefore He had to be made like His brethren in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make expiation for the sins of the people.  For because He Himself has suffered and been tempted, He is able to...

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