LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Join Adult Education Facebook LIVE Discussion on Sun at 11:30am. We will be returning to #myOCN’s Facebook for a brief reflection based on how understanding. Invite someone #tagsomeone and join us. Join here LIVE on OCN FACEBOOK Sunday at 11:30 am EST.    These are not classes on high theology that...

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How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered how much water is in the Mississippi River? More than 5 million gallons! Or in the Amazon River? Almost 60 million gallons! That much water is more than we can ever imagine… we just know it’s a lot! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how our...

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How Does Free Will Affect My Faith?

How Does Free Will Affect My Faith?

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: So does free will affect my faith? Absolutely! Answer: I grew up in a context in which the notion of libertarian freedom (freedom of the will) was routinely undermined. I can still remember sitting in our family...

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Inspirational: Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

Inspirational: Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith myOCN Community Online Gathering Thursday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos both home and healthy after being diagnosed with, and hospitalized for COVID-19, within a few days of each other. We will talk about their recent struggle...

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Is There a God?

Is There a God?

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: In the midst of tragedies, wars or conflicts, epidemic or pandemic, or even any loss the same question is asked. Is there a God? Answer: Why did God allow that to happen? If there was a God,...

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5 Ways to Unite with Faith Over Fear

5 Ways to Unite with Faith Over Fear

#FaithOverFear: Let’s Talk LIVE Online Community Gathering this coming Thursday, March 26th at 4:00 pm EST. Join our free event from your home.  This is generously brought to you through the James and Joanne Mitchell Foundation, Inc.   Things have been changing so fast these past few weeks. We continue to...

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The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers) [3]

The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers) [3]

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   All the temptations, whenever they overcome us, do, indeed, injure us and are obstacles on our path. Their sole aim is to erode love. Satan concocts situations and events which, in essence, don’t really exist but which befuddle the minds of those who are either...

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The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers) [2]

The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers) [2]

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   Now we proceed with the same faith, which is no longer abstract, however, because the promises have come, the fullness of time has arrived, the incarnation of the Word of God has occurred and the ‘angel of great counsel’ has appeared (Is. 9, 6). Our...

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The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers)

The Achievement of Faith (11th Sunday of Luke- of the Forefathers)

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   The dismissal hymn for the feast of the Holy Forefathers, says: ‘You justified the forefathers in faith, and through them betrothed Yourself, in advance, to the Church taken from out of the Gentiles’. These words, if you look at them carefully, are full...

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Break Your Spending Habit.  Core Finance Video Series. Episode 3

Break Your Spending Habit. Core Finance Video Series. Episode 3

Faith. Strength. Personal Finance. As Orthodox Christians, we are taught to resist temptations like Christ did after he walked out of the desert. But in today’s society temptation is everywhere, clouding our good judgement, and luring us into debt. Don’t be enticed by instant gratification. Be like Christ and resist...

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