Can You Imagine Giving a Gift to God?

Can You Imagine Giving a Gift to God?

God Shares Our Gifts! What would you give Him? He could have anything! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story we all know—the wonderful miracle story of the feeding of the 5,000 men (plus women and children!). In the story, remember, the people came to listen to Jesus speak....

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“Thank God for everything that happens”

“Thank God for everything that happens”

Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis † Above all pray without ceasing and thank God for everything that happens to you (Rule of Anthony the Great) Anthony the Great is a realist. His rules or canons aren’t some formula he’s found and thrown to us. Each of them has something unique concerning the...

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God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

God Gives Us Something to Bring Us Closer

Did you know God gives us Something to Bring us Closer to Him? A long time ago, the “custodian” was a helper in the household who took the kids to school to learn. Or sometimes, the “custodian” was somebody who taught the children in the house, like a tutor. He...

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Just the same

Just the same

Saint Gregory of Nyssa   All the other capacities which we glimpse around the divine nature surpass the measure of human understanding, but lowliness is implanted within us and co-exists with those who come from below, are composed of earthly material and who return to the ground. You acquire the...

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God’s Saving Mercy

God’s Saving Mercy

Abbot Tryphon We are not compelled to love God, having been created with free will. God does not, nor can He, compel His creatures to love Him. Mutual love requires, by it’s very nature, freedom to either respond in love, or not. Yet when we respond to God’s love with...

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How Do You Listen to God in Prayer?

How Do You Listen to God in Prayer?

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: How Do You Listen to God in Prayer? Answer: I have not yet been able to speak to God as Moses was, face to face, like a man speaks to his friend, so I have resorted to...

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Be Close to God First

Be Close to God First

Seek First God’s Kingdom Have you ever done something in the wrong order? Maybe you tried to put your shoes on first, and then your socks. Or maybe you ate lunch before you washed your hands. Or cooked something in a mixed up way. Sometimes, when we do things out...

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We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Loudovikos   Fr. Nikolaos is the Chair of the Department of Theology and Pastoral Studies and a Professor of Dogmatics and Philosophy at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the...

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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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Do All Religions Lead to God?

Do All Religions Lead to God?

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: Do All Religions Lead to God? Answer: When we speak about religion, we need to understand what we mean by it. Organized and established religions? Spirituality? Traditional faith? Belief systems? Etc. This diversity of perception and interpretation...

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