Blessing of the Water Service in Okinawa

Blessing of the Water Service in Okinawa

The Metropolis of Chicago is extremely proud to share this outdoor Blessing of the Water Service. This past Sunday Navy Lieutenant Commander Father David C. Hostetler, who calls Chicago his home, currently assigned Pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Chapel, US Marine Camp Foster on Okinawa, Japan, held the first ever...

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Guide and Redeemer

Guide and Redeemer

‘Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world (Jn. 1, 29) Yesterday, my beloved friends, the Twelve Days of Christmas came to an end. They last from Christmas to Epiphany, with the exception of the eve of Epiphany. After the Twelve Days, the first feast...

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The Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church

The Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church

The OCN is pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the Great Feast of Theophany in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate...

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Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 6, 2017, Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ St. Paul’s Letter to Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7 TITUS, my son, the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live...

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Orthodox Bless the Waters Across the Metropolis of Chicago

Orthodox Bless the Waters Across the Metropolis of Chicago

DUBUQUE, IOWA: On Sunday, January 8 at 12:15pm at Catfish Charlie’s, located at 1630 East 16th Street in Dubuque, St Elias Greek Orthodox Church will hold an annual service blessing the Mississippi River. The approximately half hour service is free and open to the public. The service will end with...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

  Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Orthodox Christians Worldwide celebrate Epiphany in many different ways The Philoxenia Mission House for...

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Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast, we identify Christ as Light, as a guide through the darkness of this world.  But instead of looking to Christ, we look to man-made lights and...

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Orthodox of New Zealand Celebrate Epiphany

Orthodox of New Zealand Celebrate Epiphany

  AUCKLAND, NZ- On Sunday, January 10th, 2016, the Orthodox Christians of Auckland, gathered at the serene and scenic Coyle Park in Point Chevalier, Auckland to mark the annual commemoration of Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord in the River Jordan. About 80 people were in attendance with representatives from...

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Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Tulsa Churches Bless Arkansas River

Orthodox Christians around the world are still celebrating Epiphany, and they have become very creative about it. In Tulsa, OK, three area churches, (Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, St. Antony Orthodox Christian Church and Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church) blessed the water of the Arkansas River last Sunday, but, instead...

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Be Transfigured- Follow the Light

Be Transfigured- Follow the Light

Be Transfigured – Follow the Light As the Church celebrates the Feast of Epiphany, Light has come into the world to lead us out of darkness. The problem is that the world is filled with obstacles that obscure our view of the Light, and we often find ourselves lost in the...

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