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Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 11:00pm
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John 20:19-31

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 12:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 9:11-14

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Epistle Reading
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Mark 10:32-45

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Gospel Reading
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True Leaders Are Servants

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 11:08am

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, He began to tell them what was to happen to Him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to...

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We have you as an example of repentance, Mary the Egyptian

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/04/05 - 8:35am

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   On the fifth Sunday in Lent, the Church brings to our attention an exceptional female ascetic: Saint Mary the Egyptian. She’s someone for us to imitate and has a great deal to teach us. Her Life was preserved for us by Saint Zosimas and written...

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Setting the Stage

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/04/04 - 11:06am

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves...

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‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/04/04 - 8:23am

With the vocal resonance which is his hallmark, Archon Maestro of the Great Church of Christ, Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘My soul, my soul’ the famous kontakion of Great Lent and the Great Canon. It is one of the most moving troparia of the time of Great Lent, a period of...

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Isaiah 45:11-17

Daily Readings and Saints - Fri, 2020/04/03 - 12:00pm
Old Testament Reading
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Genesis 22:1-18

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Proverbs 17:17-18:5

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Who is God?

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/04/03 - 10:03am

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13   Good morning Prayer Team!   Today we conclude our short unit on Philippians 4:4-13, with a short devotional based on the words of Philippians 4:13:   I Who am I?  I am created in the image and...

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How the Saints Write

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/04/03 - 8:20am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) These days, there are many theologians, clergymen and lay people who compose and publish texts. Some, however, who aren’t aware of the gravity of what they’re writing, follow the secular practice of competitive journalism. With smugness and pride, they count the number of hits their...

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Who Knows Everything?

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/04/03 - 7:38am

Our Lord Knew the Future Have you ever wished you could know the future? Who you’d meet, where you’d live, where you’d work? Or maybe you just wondered who would win a ballgame. Wouldn’t it be great? And if you knew the future, would you do anything differently today? We...

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God is Rooting for us

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/04/02 - 10:01am

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 A few years ago, I confided in a friend that I was nervous about something that I had to do the next day.  Early the next day, before the event I was nervous about, my friend stopped by...

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Homily on St John of Climacus

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/04/02 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Fourth Sunday of Great Lent, we celebrate St. John the Sinaite, also known as St. John “Climacus” (Ladder). Although the Saint’s feast day is on March 30th, the Church wants to highlight the narrow path of asceticism and virtue on this particular...

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Christian Character

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/04/01 - 11:00am

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.  Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. Philippians 4:12 No life is perfect.  No life is without its challenges.  No life is...

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Hymns from the Service of Saint Nikiforos the Leper

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/04/01 - 8:20am

Advice from the Holy Mountain is that in these difficult times we should pray to Saint Nikiforos the Leper, a saint who was canonized as recently as 2012. His Life is available on the web, at sites such as, for example https://orthodoxwiki.org/Nicephorus_the_Leper or https://www.oca.org/saints/lives/2016/01/04/205506-saint-nikephoros-the-leper. We at Pemptousia have therefore decided to provide a...

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Prayer Corners Around the World

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/04/01 - 7:30am

Prayer Corners Around the World Join the Orthodox Christian Network #prayercornerchallenge by posting a picture or video of your prayer corner as a post or story. The main requirement is that you NOT appear in it. The goal is to flood Facebook with #prayercornermovement to give a twist on the situation...

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