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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 - 12:00pm
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...

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“The depiction of the three persons of the Holy Trinity”

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/22 - 8:38am

Stamatios Sp. Zoulas, M.Sc. Theology’s, Teacher of Religions   The subject of the iconic approach of the Holy Trinity has especially preoccupied me here. And specifically the question whether, religiously wise, the depiction of the Holy Spirit in the classic icon of the Holy Trinity (in the past 350 years),...

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Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2019/05/21 - 12:00pm
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Saint Constantine the Great

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/21 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Meletios Stathis   The very name of Constantine is enough to move the heart of any Greek Christian, not only today, but for very many years now, because it is associated with the legends of the nation, with “again, all in good time, it will be ours again”[1]. It...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Paralytic (Acts 9:32-42)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/20 - 8:35am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles tell us of the great healing of Aeneas, the paralytic man from Lydda, and the resurrection of Tabitha, who was in nearby Joppa. The Apostle Peter used to go around the cities and villages from Jerusalem and...

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Sunday of the Paralytic

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/19 - 8:35am

Excerpt from a Homily by Saint John Chrysostom If someone’s really knowledgeable about gold mines, they wouldn’t be able to bear not examining the smallest vein for the wealth it contained. So, in the Scriptures, it’s impossible without loss to pass over the merest jot. We must investigate everything since...

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The Paralytic: Hope, Healing, and Heralding

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/19 - 2:52am

On the third Sunday after Holy Pascha we hear the story of Jesus healing the Paralytic at Bethsaida (John 5:1-15). This passage is taken from what Biblical scholars have designated as “The Book of Signs,” i.e. John 1:19 through John 12. It precedes “The Book of Glory,” which deals with Christ’s Paschal Mystery...

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Elder Aimilianos Simonopetritis Has Departed This Life (part 3)

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/05/18 - 8:31am

Hieromonk Serapion of Simonopetra Monastery †   On the morning of 9 May 2019, Archimandrite Elder Aimilianos, former Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras on the Holy Mountain fell asleep in the Lord at the Holy Convent of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Ormylia, Halkidiki. Biographical...

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Our intellect united with our heart

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/05/17 - 8:29am

Very Rev. Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)   The purpose of the Christian life is for our intellect to be united with our heart, because then we’re cured. We’re made whole and we can turn to God with our whole being, fulfilling His commandments in a manner well-pleasing to Him. Source: pemptousia.com...

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The Virtues of Humility and Patience in Elder Ieronymos Simonopetritis

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/05/16 - 8:40am

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   In 1902, he wrote and set to music a service for Saint Efraim the Syrian and supplied other missing material, such as services for Saints Neofytos and Ioannikos, after whom his own elders were named, Saint Sofronios, the 99 saints in Crete, Saint Ieronymos, and Saint...

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Who healed you?

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/15 - 10:44am

Do you ever make lists so you can remember to do something? Maybe you see your parents write lists—for groceries, for appointments, for bills, and so on. They do that so they will remember to do something important, right? Well, today when we hear the Gospel, we can really try...

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New Martyr Vukasin of Klepci

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/05/15 - 8:43am

Our father among the saints, Vukašin Mandrapa of Klepci, was a Serbian Orthodox Christian from Herzegovina who was martyred by fascists during World War II for refusing to acknowledge the local nazi leader Ante Pavelic. Little is known about the life of Saint Vukasin. What is known about him is...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers (Acts 6: 1-7)

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/05/14 - 8:46am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles describes the philanthropy of the first Church of Jerusalem. With the election of the seven Deacons, the Holy Apostles demonstrated their care for the poor and the sick. Despite the daily persecution, they never lost sight of...

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From the Mouths of the Holy Women

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/13 - 11:39pm

Since the New Testament and throughout subsequent generations of believers, “Christ is Risen!” has been at the heart of the Christian proclamation (κ?ρυγμα). It is how Orthodox Christians greet one another during Paschal season. Of all the written testimony about Jesus’ life, in the four Holy Gospels, His death and...

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Elder Ieronymos Simonopetritis, the Tireless Spiritual Guide

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/05/13 - 8:33am

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   His courtesy, perfect obedience and respect for the monastery and its overseers continued throughout his long life. His great progress in the monastery, the felicitous conclusion of all the tasks assigned to him and, particularly, his modesty, gentleness and virtue in general made him, on the...

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Why were the Myrrh-Bearers the first to hear that Christ had risen?

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/05/12 - 8:45am

Metropolitan Avgoustinos (Kantiotis) of Florina († 2010)   And he said to them: ‘Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here…’ (Mark 16,6). When Christ was born, the first to hear of it weren’t the great, the powerful and...

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