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Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2018/12/18 - 11:00pm
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St. Paul's Letter to the Hebrews 10:1-18

Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2018/12/18 - 11:00pm
Epistle Reading
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Mark 10:11-16

Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2018/12/18 - 11:00pm
Gospel Reading
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On Holy Communion

OCN Now - Tue, 2018/12/18 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   The Holy Gospel we heard today, my Christian brothers and sisters, tells us, in the form of a parable, about the Supper of Holy Communion. Communion of the Body and Blood of Christ. This Supper, which we enjoy at every Divine Liturgy, is...

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Christ Is Here!

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/12/17 - 2:01pm

The twinkling lights speak of His presence. His birth returns light to the world as He illuminates every shadow of darkness in the world and within us. Christ is here! The evergreen speaks of eternal life. The candy canes display red and white stripes of blood and purity. Christ is...

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1st Discourse on Fasting [2]

OCN Now - Mon, 2018/12/17 - 8:30am

Saint Basil the Great   We should fast without hypocrisy and cleanse the soul from sins. ‘Pour oil on your head and wash your face’ (Matth. 6, 17). This saying is inviting you into sacramental rituals. If you pour oil on your head, you’re anointed; if you wash, you’re made...

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Orthodox Christian Questions Answered

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/16 - 3:46pm

Listen now as Come Receive the Light speaks with Alexei Krindatch, Assembly of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA Research Assistant on important facts about the geographic distribution of Orthodox parishes and church members in America. Read more about the report here. ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network...

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Sermon on Sunday 11th of Luke (Luke 14: 16-24, Matthew 22:14)

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/16 - 8:33am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The parable of the Great Banquet, which we heard today in the Holy Gospel, was told by Jesus at the house of a Pharisee lord during a dinner in which he had been invited with others. He took the opportunity to teach this parable from...

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Will You Accept the Invitation?

OCN Now - Sun, 2018/12/16 - 7:46am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ The Lord said this parable, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to...

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John 20:1-10

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2018/12/15 - 11:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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Die to the Earthly, Live to the Heavenly

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/15 - 8:37am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,...

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Saint Daniel the Stylite

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/15 - 8:35am

Stylites (the Greek word style means pillar) In the early days of the Byzantine Empire, the love for God made many monks to choose strict and strange types of asceticism. So, some ascetics-saints were standing on a small platform on top of a pillaron for years in an amazing display...

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Why I Love Seasonal Employees (and Why You Should, Too)

OCN Now - Sat, 2018/12/15 - 2:07am

I had a flashback tonight on my way home from the mall, where I was doing some Christmas shopping. I kept thinking about the sales clerk that rang up the multitude of hostess gifts I had to buy for all of the socials and parties that we attend this time...

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Hoppe Family Awarded the Rose of Saint Nicholas

OCMC News - Fri, 2018/12/14 - 11:00am
We want to congratulate OCMC Missionary Nathan Hoppe and his family for being awarded the Silver Rose of Saint Nicholas! They were selected for this beautiful gift by the Institute for Ecumenical...

1st Discourse on Fasting [1]

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/12/14 - 8:30am

Saint Basil the Great   Fasting is a prophetic command ‘Sound the trumpet on the day of the new moon, in the glorious day of your feast’. (Ps. 80, 3). This is a prophetic ordinance. For us, the readings (Is. 58, 4-6) resound louder than the trumpet and any other...

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All of Creation Rejoiced

OCN Now - Fri, 2018/12/14 - 8:26am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity “For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship Him.”  Matthew 2:2 Good morning Prayer Team! We began this short series on figures of...

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The Magi

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/12/13 - 12:17pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.  Matthew 2:10 Good morning Prayer Team! Today we continue on our study of the “Figures of the Nativity”...

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The Custom of the Christmas Tree

OCN Now - Thu, 2018/12/13 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Panteleïmon Krouskos   For many people with a secular outlook, decorating the Christmas tree is the essence of Christmas. In Greece, this custom was imported from abroad and was introduced by the Bavarians*. The first time a Christmas tree was decorated was in Otto’s palace and thereafter it spread...

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Saint Spyridon the Wonder-Working Bishop of Trimythous

OCN Now - Wed, 2018/12/12 - 8:32am

Saint Nikolaï Velimirović, ‘The Ochrid Prologue’, December   The island of Cyprus was where this outstanding saint was born and also where he served the Church. He was born into a family of ordinary country folk and remained a simple and humble man throughout his life, until his demise. He...

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