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Understanding and Living Our Faith: Loving One Another in the Name of Our Lord

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 10:05pm
“And when you perceive the Spirit moving and speaking in your heart, inciting you to proclaim in the great congregation the saving power and truth of God, do not keep your lips sealed for fear of provoking the envy of bigoted men.” (St. Niketas Stethatos) The recent events in Charlottesville were a terrible demonstration of […]

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Hank Unplugged: A Practical Guide to Culture with John Stonestreet

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 4:44pm
Listen Now to a conversation with John Stonestreet, President of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, the co-host of Breakpoint Radio and Podcast and co-author of A Practical Guide to Culture, in this podcast series of Hank Unplugged. The Bible Answer Man’s podcast brought to you through Christian Research Institute and now showcased on Orthodox Christian Network. […]

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Addictions in the Family

Ancient Faith Radio - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 9:30am
On a new "Family Matters," the podcast of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care, Fr. Alexander Goussetis interviews Rev. Dr. Dimitrios Moraitis, author and speaker on the subject of addiction. He offers both secular and Church resources for those struggling with addictions, as well as support for family members.
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“Christ’s Little Flock is Impervious to any Propaganda”

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 9:30am
Archbishop Luke of Crimea (the Surgeon)   “I’m aware that many of you have been deeply upset by the sudden rise in anti-religious propaganda and that this saddens you. But don’t worry… Tell me please. You remember the words of Christ from Saint Luke’s Gospel: ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has […]

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The value of charity, its practical application and its spiritual dimension

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 8:20am
Protopresbyter Stefanos Anagnostopoulos   The miracle of the resurrection of Tabitha by the Apostle Peter is told in Acts, 9, 36-41. She lived in Joppa, was a Christian and ‘was devoted to good works and acts of charity’. With her practical love, she had won the hearts of all the Christians in the region, who […]

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Putting God First

OCN Now - Wed, 2017/08/23 - 7:35am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. “You shall have no other gods before Me.” Exodus 20:1-3   Good morning Prayer Team! Has God been the source, center and hope of my life? There is a sheet of questions called “The Ten Commandments in Preparation for Confession” […]

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church 2017 Conference

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/22 - 9:32pm
Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church 2017 Conference On October 6-7, 2017, the St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess will hold its 2017 conference: Renewing the Males and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church.  This Pan-Orthodox conference will examine the theology, history, and purpose of the diaconate; both male and female. […]

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Memory Eternal! + Kh. Harbeih Harb

Antiochian Archdiocese - Tue, 2017/08/22 - 12:51pm

Khouria Harbeih Harb fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017 in her home. She was the wife of the late Very Reverend George Harb of San Diego.

Born on February 9, 1924 in Ramallah, Palestine, Khouria immigrated with her family to the United States in 1960 to help establish the first permanent ministry at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Portland, Oregon, where they served until 1970. She will always be remembered in the church communities that she belonged to, including Haifa, Portland, San Diego, and Jacksonville, Florida.

She will always be remembered as the warmest and most sincere lady, always welcoming people with an open and sweet heart. She was a very loving and generous person who always opened her home to all.

Khouria is survived by her children Elias Harb and Mary Harb. Her three other children have reposed: Samira, Joseph, and Samir Harb. Khouria Harbeih had five children, twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. She is known by all her grandchildren simply as "Teta."

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On the Peculiar Way Christ Saved the World

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/22 - 8:30am
Amir Azarvan, Georgia Gwinnett College   If you were God and chose to be incarnate for the purpose of redeeming fallen humanity, what method of redemption would you choose? What sort of earthly life would you ordain for yourself? If (you forbid) you are like me, then you would save mankind without incurring any inconvenience […]

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The Ten Commandments

OCN Now - Tue, 2017/08/22 - 7:35am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:1-2   Good morning Prayer Team! There is a saying that “Without order, there […]

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Samuel the Judge and Prophet (+ Αugust 20)

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/21 - 9:25am
Theodore Rokas   The Prophet Samuel, the last Judge of Israel, appeared on the stage of Biblical history towards the end of the period of the Judges, which, because of the lack of a king (“there was no King in Israel”, Judges 21, 25) was a chaotic period of intense political instability and of the […]

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The Holy Monastery of Iviron is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/21 - 8:15am
Monk Chariton of Karoulia   The monastery was founded in 980 by the Iberian noble and distinguished general John Thornic, who essentially enlarged and renamed the old monastery of Clementos granted to him by the emperor Basil II. Of this earlier monastery’s only part of the katholikon seems to have survived, incorporated into the chapel […]

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GLORY—The Dormition of the Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Mon, 2017/08/21 - 7:38am
Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!  Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted. Psalm 8:1   Good morning Prayer Team! The Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is celebrated on […]

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Practical Prayer and Other Spiritual Tools

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 10:25pm
There are essentially two types of prayer rules that we have in the Orthodox Church. It is important for us to understand these in order to best make prayer a part of our lives, or better put, to keep ourselves from using our spiritual powers of self-justification and personal laxity to excuse ourselves from praying […]

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We Must Be Merciful If We Expect God to Be Merciful

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 8:53pm
 Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. At that time, Jesus said this parable, “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him […]

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”He was nourished by prayer and did not feel the pangs of hunger”: New Martyr Theocharis from Neapolis, Asia Minor

OCN Now - Sun, 2017/08/20 - 8:20am
In 1740, the Ottoman Empire was at war and Sultan Ahmet ordered that all the male children of Christians be taken off to army camps. Theocharis, who was an orphan, was picked up with other children and begged the Lord day and night prevent him from being tortured. One day, the cadi of Neapolis in […]

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