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You Did So Much for Missions in 2018! There are Ways to Do Even More in 2019!

OCMC News - Sat, 2019/12/21 - 11:00am
We pray that you and your family had a blessed Nativity! As 2018 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the amazing witness to the Orthodox Faith that you made possible! You...

John 21:14-25

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Luke 12:16-21

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Wounded World – Prophet Healer

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/11/16 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   In the Bible- in the Old Testament, in fact- we see a decline in the society at the time the texts refer to or were being written. This time is almost exactly the same as the one we’re living in today. Concerning the state of human...

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Simplicity and Innocence

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/11/15 - 8:30am

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Whatever our good self does, let it not be known to the bad self. ‘Do not let your left hand know what your right is doing’. The left is our opposite self which, if it gets wind of what’s happening, will ruin everything. The opposite...

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‘Preserve them O Lord: The media’s attempt to deconstruct marriage’

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/11/14 - 8:30am

Watch Fr Bassam Nassif’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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When God Gives Us Something, Let’s Share It

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/11/13 - 9:40am

Have you ever talked to somebody who only talks about himself? Maybe he talked about what he wanted to do, what he wanted to eat, what he wanted to play, what he thought was interesting. It’s no fun talking to somebody who thinks only about himself! Our Lord reminds us...

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Love for your Neighbor

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/11/13 - 8:30am

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia   Love for your neighbor encourages love for God There’s one thing that’s required in this life, love and worship for Christ and love of our fellow human beings. We should all be one, with Christ as the head. This is the only way to acquire...

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Spiritual Advice on Courage and Prayer

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/11/12 - 8:30am

Saint Theophan the Recluse   You’re still worried. Tell me, where might these concerns be coming from? Externally, all’s going well. Internally, you’ve examined everything and put it in order. You’ve taken your decision. So, where’s the worry coming from? It’s all from the enemy, everything. Nowhere else. What else...

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Thank a Soldier Today (and often)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/11/11 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:3 One of the things I have instilled in...

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‘Growth hacking the orthodox web – Modern methodology for an ancient approach’

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

Watch Fr Jivko Panev’s and Nemanja Puhalo’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com    ...

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Remembrance Day

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/11/10 - 9:33pm

In the USA, it’s Veterans Day, when those, both living and dead, who have served in the Armed Forces are honoured, but in my country, Canada, this day is our Remembrance Day, when we commemorate those who gave their lives in war to protect and preserve the innocent and the...

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The Good Samaritan: Who is My Neighbor and How Shall I Care For Him?

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/11/10 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. 8th Sunday of Luke And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do...

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10, 25-37)

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/11/10 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Dionysios of Servia and Kozani †   ‘Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus’. This ‘lawyer’ [i.e. a student of the Law of the Old Testament, rather than an advocate in a court] approached Jesus Christ, supposedly to ask what he should do to inherit eternal life, but...

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A Modern Day Saint

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/11/09 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Feast of St. Nektarios For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of...

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By itself it doesn’t save

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/11/09 - 8:30am

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   You can prepare for being charitable by fasting, but you’re really charitable only when you forgive offences against you. Fasting precedes forgiveness, but forgiveness by itself isn’t enough to save you. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a...

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Who Are the Angels?

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/11/08 - 11:29am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection, and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel For if the message declared by angels was valid and every transgression or disobedience...

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