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Watch How The Media Views the Real Saint Nick | NBC Nightly News

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/12/05 - 4:27pm

Watch this Christmas story from the Orthodox Christian perspective.  Learn how it changed from the real story of St. Nicholas with Richard Angle and Bishop Chrysostomos. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States...

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Saints Celebrated on December 5th

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/12/05 - 8:30am

Martyr Anastasius A Saint of this name is commemorated on December 5, in the Martyrologies, but neither the place nor the time of his passion is discoverable. When he saw the torments that the Martyrs gloriously endured, he ran into the arena and confessed his faith in Christ. He was...

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Let’s Always Be Happy for Others

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/12/04 - 7:23pm

Have you ever been to somebody else’s birthday party? Maybe you watched as a friend or a brother or sister opened presents. Maybe you watched as he was excited with what he got. Were you happy for him? Or did you wish it was your day instead? In today’s Gospel...

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The Consequences of Rationalism in our Life

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/12/04 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Athanasios (Anastasiou), Former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of the Great Meteora   We might define rationalism as excessive dependence on our reason, its elevation to the supreme authority and absolute value. It’s a culpable attitude of mind and outlook on life rather than a simple sin. Essentially, it’s...

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The Spiritual Meadow

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/12/03 - 8:30am

Ioannis Moskhos   When we went to the island of Samos, we visited the monastery called Harixenou. The abbot was Abba Isidoros, a virtuous man with great love for others and adorned with simplicity and immeasurable obedience. He later became bishop of the town of Sabia [?] and it was...

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Unveil my Eyes

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/12/02 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   The cure of the blind man in Jericho is the last miracle Saint Luke relates before Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and His path towards His Passion. And it may be no coincidence that on Great Friday the hymnographer puts into Christ’s mouth the bitter complaint which...

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Break Your Spending Habit. Core Finance Video Series. Episode 3

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/12/01 - 1:13pm

Faith. Strength. Personal Finance. As Orthodox Christians, we are taught to resist temptations like Christ did after he walked out of the desert. But in today’s society temptation is everywhere, clouding our good judgement, and luring us into debt. Don’t be enticed by instant gratification. Be like Christ and resist...

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14th Sunday of Luke: Physical or Spiritual Blindness?

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/12/01 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   14th Sunday of Saint Luke today, and we’ve now entered the month of Christmas. Jesus enters Jericho and comes across a suffering person whose affliction is blindness. It’s a terrible cross for him not to enjoy the first and greatest of God’s goods: perceptible light. Apart...

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We are Never Alone. You Are Part of the Christian family

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/11/30 - 5:56pm

Have you ever been somewhere when you didn’t know anybody there? Maybe on the first day of school, or even at a party or another activity, you looked around the room and didn’t know anybody! Sometimes we can feel so alone, even when we are with others! In the epistle...

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Andrew the First-Called. The Life of a Blessed Martyr

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/11/30 - 8:30am

Fotis Kondoglou   30 November is the feast-day of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called. All the Apostles died martyr’s deaths [1], preaching the Gospel in various countries. Only one was martyred in Greece, Saint Andrew the First-Called, that is, the first who went to be with Christ. He was...

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Repentance and Prayer according to Saint Païsios

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/11/29 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   In general terms, Saint Païsios set the greatest store in the spiritual struggle on repentance and unceasing prayer. It was through repentance that he received revelations from heaven. He used to say that the life of a monk was one of repentance and prayer. The monks...

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The Aim of Christ’s Redemptive Work

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/11/28 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   In his First Epistle, Saint John the Evangelist tells us that the aim of Christ’s redemptive work was the abolition of the devil’s dominion over human nature: ‘The Son of God appeared so that He might destroy the works of the devil’ (1 Jn. 3, 8)....

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The lesser good

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/11/27 - 8:35am

Saint John Maximovich   The lesser good is necessary: As a matter of fact, the lesser good is more necessary for mankind than the greater. People can get along with their lives without the greater good; without the lesser they cannot exist. Mankind perishes not from a lack of the...

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Declaration of Independence

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/11/26 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   In 1919, after the end of World War I, the cream of the intellectuals of that age (including Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Stefan Zweig and many others) added their names to a declaration called the ‘Declaration of the Independence of the Spirit’*. Among other things it...

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‘If you Want to Enter Life, Keep the Commandments’

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/11/25 - 8:30am

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   The rich young man in today’s Gospel reading seems to have metaphysical concerns and considerable spiritual interests. His young heart burned for the sublime, the eternal, the things to come. He approached the Lord with zeal and with a genuine willingness to learn. A desire...

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