How Does Religion Influence Politics?

How Does Religion Influence Politics?

Let’s Talk Live with Fr. Deacon Basil Hinkle & Fr. Christopher Metropulos We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Fr. Deacon Basil Hinkle. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director, will be offering a “Let’s Talk Live”...

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Navigating Our Faith During Polarized Times

Navigating Our Faith During Polarized Times

We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, October 8th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Fr. Michael Marcantoni and Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos. OCN will be offering a “Let’s Talk Live” 1 hour interactive video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way...

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“We are called to act on our beliefs.”

“We are called to act on our beliefs.”

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl012415wv.mp3 Listen Now.  Have you seen the movie “Selma” yet? Were you moved by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Christian conviction about non-violent protest? Here is a candid conversation between Fr. Chris and His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Metropolis of Pittsburgh on the movie “Selma”, the church’s need to be...

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Should Orthodox Churches Have Armed Guards?

Should Orthodox Churches Have Armed Guards?

Our family discussed this question after attending liturgy one Sunday. The reason? The parish leadership chose to hire an armed security detail in response to the threats of a mentally ill person. A tense feeling was evident as uniformed guards patrolled the church property openly carrying their guns while a...

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Traditionalism, Conservatism and Change in the Orthodox Church

Traditionalism, Conservatism and Change in the Orthodox Church

We begin with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Oliver Herbel about change within the Orthodox Christian church. Fr.Oliver observes that the core truth of the Orthodox Church will never change, so how does the Orthodox Church continue to stay relevant in times while staying true to the core?...

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The Time for Orthodoxy in America?

The Time for Orthodoxy in America?

Circles of young women crying on one another’s shoulders—you’ve seen the pictures. As if a Tsunami had just struck the coast and wiped away every living person they knew, demolishing every personal possession they had. Young men aghast, photographed staring blankly at the TV screen, frightfully covering their noses with...

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Weathering the Political Season with Fatih

Weathering the Political Season with Fatih

“Lord, send revival, and start with me!” This was a bumper sticker on many cars in Charleston, South Carolina, long ago. The little quip packed three important foundational points: “Lord”, “revival”, and “start with me.” First, the call on the Lord Jesus Christ indicated that the source of what we...

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Setting Higher Standards in Service and Politics 

Setting Higher Standards in Service and Politics 

    Our feature conversation is an archived recording with Michael Stanley Dukakis.  He shares his personal thoughts on maintaining a healthy family dynamic and moral stability for those wishing to dedicate themselves to public service.  Fr. Chris and he discuss roles of family and character that lead the way...

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Wants to Cut ‘Horrifyingly High’ Abortion Rates

As pro-life activists in the United States, including Orthodox clergy, demonstrated against abortion in the United States, the Patriarch of Moscow also made headlines for a speech delivered before Russian lawmakers. MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill called on Thursday for a deep cut in the “horrifyingly high” number of...

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A Light Shining in the Darkness

One of the greatest neglects of those who defend the Sanctity of Life from its most rudimentary beginning to natural death is putting that belief into tangible, positive action. Countless scores of those of us who fight tooth and nail with word and placard fall terribly short when it comes...

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