Come with Conviction, Not Just for the Signs

Come with Conviction, Not Just for the Signs

The crowd that had been with him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead bore witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.  John 12: 17-18, Friday of the First Week of Lent ...

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We Must Become Like Children

We Must Become Like Children

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant; and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes;...

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The Children’s Word: What’s a real disciple?

The Children’s Word: What’s a real disciple?

You’ve probably watched a sports game before, haven’t you? How about a play or a ballet or a concert? It’s fun watching those things, but have you ever been the one performing or playing? It’s one thing to watch, but it’s another to join in! Today, in the Gospel reading,...

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Theological and Historical Aspects of Lent

Theological and Historical Aspects of Lent

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/OCN_Now_2016/OCN_Now_Archbishop_Demetrios_Great_Lent_160316.mp3 His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios spoke to the staff and students of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology during the Annual Clean Monday Retreat. Listen as he addresses theological and historical perspectives of the Lenten Journey that awaits Orthodox Christians. This deep lesson of the larger soteriological...

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Having the Right Values

Having the Right Values

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  Philippians 4:8  (Epistle of Palm Sunday)   Good morning Prayer Team! I could write...

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Being Separate in a Connected World

Being Separate in a Connected World

Beloved in Christ, we have to see ourselves as being different than the world around us! As Christians we are called to be “in the world, but not of the world.” (John 15:19). The Scripture says “come out and be separate…..” (2 Cor. 6:17) Yet this can be very difficult...

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Εισαγωγή στην Μεγάλη Σαρακοστή Introduction to Great Lent

Εισαγωγή στην Μεγάλη Σαρακοστή Introduction to Great Lent

  True Life- Greek is a weekly program that strives to enlighten our daily lives with the light of Scripture and wisdom of the Church fathers. The show focuses on themes designed to feature the effect of faith and our participation in the life of the Church. It is a...

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Lenten Retreat on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, April 2

Lenten Retreat on the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, April 2

Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and...

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Cheesefare Weary

Cheesefare Weary

Today I am feeling weary – of an illness that has plagued me for half my life, of my bad eating habits, of my fears for my child and his future. Just weary. So instead of doing something productive like praying or attending to one of the items on my...

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The Interior and Exterior Evangelism of Great Lent

The Interior and Exterior Evangelism of Great Lent

The Great 40 Days are generally considered to be a time of introspection and repentance. The very first words of the Great Canon of St Andrew indicate the way, “Where shall I begin to lament the deeds of my wretched life? What first-fruit shall I offer, O Christ, for my...

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