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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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Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1

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Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the 5th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 10: 1-10)

OCN Now - 9 hours 58 min ago

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   In our reading from the Letter to the Romans, St. Paul lays before us two basic truths, which are of particular interest for us today. The first, is that we should desire and seek the salvation of our people with all of our hearts. Not...

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Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/07/20 - 8:30am

Savva Alexandrou   Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets and the Fathers unto our guidance and He showed signs and wonders to us through them, so that He could correctly lead us up to...

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Evangelical Monasticism – Part 2

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/07/19 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Only the heart of a person who is continuously being cleansed by repentance from egotism, selfishness and the passions can really love God and other people. Egotism and love are irreconcilable. It’s often the case that egotism believes...

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Holy Martyr Aimilianos (18 July): free man and servant

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/07/18 - 8:30am

When Julian the Apostate came to power as emperor (361), he scorned both the good that had been achieved by Saint Constantine the Great and everything he had gained from his own Christian upbringing. He upset public order with his tyranny and railed against God, doing his level best, with...

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Love, unity, strength – Orthodox mission in India

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/07/18 - 1:29am

In India, for a child to have an opportunity for success, they must go to an English Medium School. The need for the school strikes at the heart of serious issues facing India. World leaders are calling for governing officials to take action on the world-wide issues of poverty, illiteracy,...

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Our Words Have Power

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/17 - 7:57am

Do you think words have power? We know what we do matters, but does what we say matter? In today’s epistle reading, we hear that our words really do matter. We read, “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart…If you declare with your...

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Evangelical Monasticism – Part 1

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/07/16 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is glad tidings [Gospel= gōd ‘good’ + spel news], because it brings into the world not only a new teaching, but a new life to replace the old one. The old...

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They show the way

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/07/15 - 8:42am

Saint Paisios the Athonite   Those people who give everything to God and give themselves completely to Him, are sheltered under God’s great vault and are protected by His divine providence. They then become children of God and can help unfortunate people more, through God, with their prayers and, again...

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An accident waiting to happen

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/07/14 - 8:30am

Saint Basil the Great   Hypocrites retain their hatred in the depths of their hearts, showing superficial love, in the same way as a reef which is covered with a little water, but is an accident waiting to happen for those who aren’t careful. Hypocrisy is the result of envy...

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Orthodox Christian Film Festival

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/07/13 - 9:21am

World’s biggest film festival dedicated solely to Eastern Orthodox Christian filmmakers. Going live on Sunday 21st July, Byzanfest is free and on-demand. Submissions came from all over the world including: Greece, Serbia, Romania, Georgia, USA, Canada and even Australia. They were all of outstanding quality; the best way to describe...

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Alexander Schmorell, the New Martyr

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/07/13 - 8:30am

Yannis Zervos   Alexander Schmorell was the co-founder – along with his friend Hans Scholl – of the anti-Nazi resistance group the ‘White Rose’, which tried to stir up the conscience of the Germans against the regime by distributing leaflets through the post. We were made aware of his canonization...

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A brief life of Saint Paisios

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/07/12 - 8:30am

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   On July 25, 1924, the future Elder Paisios (Eznepidis) was born to pious parents in the town of Farasa, Cappadocia of Asia Minor. The family’s spiritual father, the priest-monk Arsenios (the now canonized St. Arsenios of Cappadocia), baptized the...

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Blessed Kyrillos the New (†1833) – 11 July

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/07/11 - 8:30am

Elder Moses the Athonite †   Blessed Kyrillos was born in Marpissa, on the island of Paros in 1748 and his family name was Papadopoulos. As a young man, he went to the Holy Mountain and enrolled as a student in the Vatopaidan Athoniada School. He had Blessed Athanasios, also...

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How does the Holy Trinity create a person?

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/10 - 8:30am

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   It’s been noted by theological scholarship on more than one occasion that, in Orthodoxy, dogma and ethos, theory and practice, faith and life are indissolubly bound together. Every invitation to spiritual struggle has a powerful dogmatic foundation and vice versa: the spiritual...

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