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Getting through the Winter Blues

OCN Now - 4 hours 39 min ago
Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects of shorter days and less sunshine also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dr. Randa has great insight and tools to help those who experience depression during the winter including foods, exercise, […]

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Many Years to His Grace Bishop Nicholas!

Antiochian Archdiocese - 7 hours 28 min ago

Apolytikion of St. Nicholas, Tone 4

The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, a model of meekness, and a teacher of temperance. Therefore thou hast won the heights by humility, riches by poverty. Holy Father Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

December 6th is the celebration of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and the namesday of His Grace Bishop Nicholas. May God grant him many years!

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New Music CD Released by SOYO and the Department of Sacred Music: Digital Download Available

Antiochian Archdiocese - 7 hours 54 min ago

A beautiful new music CD, Grace Shining Forth, has just been released in time for holiday gift giving! The CD is a collaborative effort of SOYO, the Department of Sacred Music, and the Department of Youth and Parish Ministries. Discounts are available for quantities of five or more. Shop now, and receive your order in time for Christmas. More information is available on the Teen SOYO website.

 
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Let YOUR Light Shine Through YOUR Unique Gifts

OCN Now - 9 hours 33 min ago
LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hid.  Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it […]

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St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra + December 6

Antiochian Archdiocese - 9 hours 56 min ago

The truth of things revealed thee to thy flock as a rule of faith, a model of meekness, and a teacher of temperance. Therefore thou hast won the heights by humility, riches by poverty. Holy Father Nicholas, intercede with Christ our God that our souls may be saved.

+Troparion, Tone 4

Thou wast a faithful minister of God in Myra, O Saint Nicholas. For having fulfilled the Gospel of Christ, thou didst die for the people and save the innocent. Therefore thou wast sanctified as a great initiator of the grace of God.

+Kontakion, Tone 3

On December 6, we celebrate St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the fourth-century archbishop of Myra in Lycia (on the southern coast of modern-day Turkey). None of his writings is extant, but his examples of Christian generosity, virtue and love endure to this day. St. Nicholas is the living embodiment of the words "faith without works is dead" (James 2:20). He is also the patron and protector of two cathedrals – Brooklyn and Los Angeles – in our Archdiocese.

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Motherhood as imitation of the selfless love of Christ

OCN Now - 10 hours 47 min ago
The truth of the Church regarding the equivalent position of women and men has been maintained even in times which were difficult for women in society, such as when the Turks occupied Greece. Indicative of this are the words of the great teacher of the Greeks, Kosmas Aitolos, who placed the issue within the context […]

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Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra

OCN Now - 13 hours 47 min ago
  Listen to the Daily Reading for December 6, 2016, Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 13:17-21 Brethren, obey your leaders and submit to them; for they are keeping watch over your souls, as men who will have to give account. Let them do this joyfully, and not sadly, […]

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Luke 6:17-23

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 11:00pm
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Matthew 11:27-30

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 11:00pm
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It’s the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

OCN Now - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 7:58pm
Sometimes in discussions with young people, I ask them this question: “If you were to die now, would you go to Heaven or Hell?” To my surprise, a large percentage of young people who are in the Church, participating in the Church sacraments, and living out their Christian life say with certainty, “I will go […]

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St. Sabbas the Sanctified

OCN Now - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 5:00pm
Listen to the Daily Reading for December 5, 2016, Sabbas the Sanctified St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2 Brethren, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its […]

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I Am With You Always

OCN Now - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 10:43am
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing […]

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Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

OCN Now - Sun, 2016/12/04 - 10:30am
Our Church, with its rich patristic tradition, is not devoid of examples and stories on spiritual matters in order to coach its people. Both our Fathers and the martyrs have left abundant material of remarkable splendor which refers to their life stories. Their sweet smelling words and their teachings have drawn the luminous trail for […]

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St. Barbara the Great Martyr

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/12/03 - 5:00pm
Listen to the Daily Reading for December 4, 2016, St. Barbara the Great Martyr St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5 BRETHREN, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be justified […]

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We Have Seen The Light

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/12/03 - 9:29am
Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  Luke 24:35   Good morning Prayer Team! We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshipping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity […]

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The Adoption of Christmas in the Eastern Churches (Part II)

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/12/03 - 9:20am
Thomas Talley From the time of the restoration of orthodoxy with the accession of Theodosius, then, the observance of the nativity festival on De­cember 25 extended smoothly and swiftly from Constantinople, across Cappadocia to Antioch. The older festival of January 6 con­tinued to be observed with the theme of the baptism of Jesus. If be­tween […]

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Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/12/02 - 5:00pm
Listen to the Daily Reading for December 3, 2016, St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11:1-6 BRETHREN, I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her […]

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