The Faith of the Canaanite Woman (Matth. 15, 21-28)

The Faith of the Canaanite Woman (Matth. 15, 21-28)

Georgios Patronos, Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Athens   The Canaanite woman represents the pagan, idolatrous world. She was considered by traditional Jews to be not merely a foreigner but also an infidel. So the woman, and the whole of the people she represented, was an unbeliever and a...

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An Address on Pietism

An Address on Pietism

Grigoris Tzivelekis   We conceal a serpent in our hearts, a great heresy, the other side of the coin called Ecumenism, and it’s known as pietism. Its parents are fear and wickedness. Its beloved is faithlessness and its offspring hardness of heart. You see lots of Christians who really believe...

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Love is the Criterion of Faith and Works (2nd Sunday of Luke)

Love is the Criterion of Faith and Works (2nd Sunday of Luke)

Georgios Patronos, Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Athens   The Gospel reading for 2nd Luke comes from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. In Saint Matthew’s Gospel, in which almost all Jesus’ teaching during his public ministry is gathered together, emphasis is placed on the overall context of the...

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Learning from the Coronavirus Apocalypse

Learning from the Coronavirus Apocalypse

Will people return to the Church? What about the faith building programs we used to attend? At myOCN Community Online Gathering where we will answer the hard questions that need to be addressed. Thursday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Terry Mattingly and Rev. Fr. Christopher Metropulos. OCN...

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How should we react to doubts about faith?

How should we react to doubts about faith?

Saint Theophan the Recluse   Almost everyone has doubts, on occasion, concerning God and faith. These can be resolved, however, with opposing thoughts which confirm the truth of divine revelation as regards human beings and the world: the order and harmony of the universe, the miracle of life, all the...

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OCN & EWTN: Who Am I, Really? What Am I?

OCN & EWTN: Who Am I, Really? What Am I?

Who Am I, Really? What Am I? SEND YOUR QUESTIONS HERE. Join Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN(Eternal Word Television Network) and Fr. Christopher Metropulos of OCN (Orthodox Christian Network) respectively for an exciting and meaningful conversation Tuesday, August 11th on myOCN Facebook at 8pm.  Fr. Mitch and Fr. Chris will...

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LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Adult Education Reflection resumes on Facebook LIVE in 2021. Join here LIVE on OCN FACEBOOK Mondays 12pm EST.   These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the “down to earth” and practical ways we should understand and live our faith. In...

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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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