Interview with Archimandrite Zacharias (part 1) – The Experience of the Holy Spirit

Interview with Archimandrite Zacharias (part 1) – The Experience of the Holy Spirit

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Saint Silouan and Saint Sophrony speak repeatedly about the Holy Spirit. How do we experience the Holy Spirit according to their teaching? Answer: Everything begins from our faith in Christ and accepting His word. When we make His commandments the unique law of our life,...

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Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Saint Gregory of Nyssa   David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the requirements of the festival. So let this same prophet delight us on the great feast of Pentecost, too, picking out the melody of wisdom on the strings, through the power...

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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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On the Light of the Holy Spirit

On the Light of the Holy Spirit

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Discourse XXXIII. On the Light of the Holy Spirit In the third ode of the canon at Mattins on the Monday of the Holy Spirit, the hymn has Christ saying ‘I shall send you the Spirit of me and of the Father’. We recognize...

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The Most Holy Spirit

The Most Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘And He said this about the Spirit’ On the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, Christ revealed that He Himself is the source of life. Because people were about to leave to go back home, Christ’s words were ‘provisions’...

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Sunday of Pentecost

Sunday of Pentecost

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   After fifty days from our Lord’s glorious Resurrection our Holy Orthodox Church celebrates Pentecost. This feast day is very important for all mankind and Christians, because it is the birthday of our Church. It is the day on which the Church, the Body of Christ,...

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‘Your good Spirit’, tone 1

‘Your good Spirit’, tone 1

A choir of chanters under the direction of the Archon Protopsaltis of the Great Church of Christ, Panayiotis Neohoritis, interprets the Communion Hymn for Pentecost ‘Your good Spirit’ in tone 1. The concert took place within the context of an event entitled ‘Petros the Byzantine, Protopsaltis of the Great Church...

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The Coming of the Holy Spirit

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Watch Now as Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald speaks of the descent of Holy Spirit at the Feast of Pentecost, following the Feast of Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What does this event mean for Christians growing in communion with God? Dr. Kyriaki is the Co-founder of St....

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Daily Devotion, January 19: To Stand, or Sit, or Kneel, That is the Question

Daily Devotion, January 19: To Stand, or Sit, or Kneel, That is the Question

And a leper came to Jesus beseeching Him, and kneeling said to Him, “If You will, You can make me clean.”  Mark 1:40   Good morning Prayer Team! Continuing our series on prayer, how to pray and why it is important to pray, today’s topic addresses the posture of prayer. ...

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