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Isaiah 41:4-14

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Genesis 17:1-9

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Proverbs 15:20-16:9

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Mary of Egypt; Euthemios of Suzdal; Gerontios & Vasilides the Martyrs

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Hymns from the Service of Saint Nikiforos the Leper

OCN Now - 4 hours 30 min ago

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 - 5 hours 20 min ago

Prayer Corners Around the World A common practice for Orthodox Christians is having a prayer corner in one’s home. A prayer corner can be as little as a shelf with a few icons to as large as an entire room dedicated to the icons of our saints. These corners include...

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On Having a Prayer Corner at Home

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/31 - 12:52pm

Re-commit to our spiritual lives: Prayer Corner at Home A desire for a fuller personal prayer life that includes regular daily prayers. One thing that can help keep this resolution includes having a dedicated place in our home where we can pray. A common practice for Orthodox Christians is having a...

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Strengthening Provisions

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/31 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   After those who entered the ancient Church had been baptized, the whole of their life was imbued with the sacred desire for Holy Communion. The places of worship, especially the catacombs, were full of allegorical symbols of the heavenly nourishment of the faithful. Images of the...

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Do All Religions Lead to God?

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/03/30 - 2:14pm

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 is a real challenge, even for us Orthodox. Is Orthodox Christianity a religion and a religion like any other? As...

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4th Sunday in Lent

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/03/30 - 8:36am

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period [Lent], then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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John 20:11-18

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/03/29 - 12:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/03/29 - 12:00pm
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Mark 9:17-31

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2020/03/29 - 12:00pm
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LIVE Streaming Orthodox Church Services Around the World

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/03/29 - 9:25am

 Online Church Services Streamed from Your Device OCN offers online streaming of Orthodox worship services throughout the world. These streamed services are especially beneficial as we all face the closure of many Churches. Watch them with your family or just have them play in the background to put you in...

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Saint John of the Ladder

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/03/29 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Alendas   Great Lent is a period of repentance, during which our stony hearts must become, through God’s grace, softened in the flesh, and move from being callous to being sensitive, from cold and hard to warm and open to others, particularly God Himself. Great Lent is a...

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Visions of Geronda Joseph (Miracles of Saint Joseph the Hesychast)

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/03/28 - 8:30am

Gero-Arsenios was always agreeable and gave out blessings very easily. One time, however, he strangely became so strict and unyielding that he upset one of the fathers. Afterwards, when he was asked why he had been so harsh with him, he answered: “Yesterday Geronda came and told me: Be careful,...

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‘When you come in power to judge the whole world..’

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/03/27 - 8:30am

‘When you come in power to judge the whole world, Word, do not publish my secrets, so that I may praise your great kindness’. (Matins, Ode 9). Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical...

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Ladder of Divine Ascent

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/03/26 - 3:18pm

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/HOT/HOT_2013/HOT_130412.mp3 On Harmony of Thunder, for the Sunday of St. John Climacus, we hear a reflection from Fr. David Smith on the Ladder of Divine Ascent. Why would you work to assure your salvation?  The Ladder of Divine Ascent Kindle Edition

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We Have the BEST Teacher of All

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/03/26 - 9:14am

Christ the Teacher How many teachers do you have? Do you have a teacher for math, another one for reading, another one for science or gym? Do you have a Sunday School teacher or a piano teacher? We look to our teachers to help us learn, so we can grow...

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