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But seek first his kingdom and his righteousnes

OCN Now - 3 hours 6 min ago
Listen to the Daily Reading for June 27, 2016, 2nd Monday after Pentecost and the beginning of the Apostles Fast. St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 2:28-29; 3:1-18 BRETHREN, he is not a real Jew who is one outwardly, nor is true circumcision something external and physical. He is a Jew who is one inwardly, […]

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Official Documents Now Available Online

OCN Now - 4 hours 52 min ago
Have you been following the Holy and Great Council?  The final texts of the Holy and Great Council are now available in Greek, English, Russian and French.   Approved Documents 1. The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today  2. Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World  3. Autonomy and […]

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An open letter from METROPOLITAN PAUL of ALEPPO

OCN Now - 5 hours 54 min ago
Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo, was abducted, together with the Syro-Jacobite Metropolitan of Aleppo, John Ibrahim, some three years ago, while they were returning to Aleppo from Turkey. Since then no-one knows what has become of them. Below is an open letter written to the hierarchs gathered for the Holy and Great Council.    Metropolitan Paul […]

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The End Goal for Everyone—Numbered Among the Saints

OCN Now - 13 hours 38 min ago
Jesus said: “Everyone who acknowledges Me before men, I also will acknowledge before My Father who is in heaven;  but whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny before My Father who is in heaven.  Matthew 10:32-33 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who […]

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Matthew 28:16-20

Daily Readings and Saints - 21 hours 6 min ago
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Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

Daily Readings and Saints - 21 hours 6 min ago
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Youth and Tradition

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 11:10pm
“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt. II, ” which contains lyrics such as, “We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control”, the portrayal of the stereotypical “youth” brought to mind fast cars, broken curfews, and […]

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Youth and Tradition

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 10:50pm
“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt. II, ” which contains lyrics such as “We don’t need no education, We don’t need no thought control”, the portrayal of the stereotypical “youth” brought to mind fast cars, broken curfews, and […]

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An Expression of Authentic Orthodoxy

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 9:08pm
In this episode of Come Receive the Light, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with author, blogger, podcaster and speaker Frederica Mathewes-Green about the Orthodox perspective of life. Frederica shares insight to an authentic expression of self in the context of Orthodoxy. And keep listening as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Luke Veronis pastor, podcaster and […]

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The Sunday of All Saints

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 5:00pm
  Listen to the Daily Reading for June 26, 2016, The Sunday of All Saints. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2 BRETHREN, all the saints through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, received promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, won strength out of weakness, became […]

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Being Well in the Ancient Faith

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 4:59pm
“I come to You, O Christ, blind from birth in my spiritual eyes, and call to You in repentance: ‘You are the most radiant Light of those in darkness’.” (Kontakion of the blind man, 6th Sunday of Pascha, 146) The body calls to the soul. When my period is late, and I may be pregnant, […]

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Τα μηνύματα της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου προς το σύγχρονο κόσμο

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 7:14am
Ο Μακαριώτατος Πάπας και Πατριάρχης Αλεξανδρείας και πάσης Αφρικής κ.κ. Θεόδωρος, σε αποκλειστική συνέντευξη στην Πεμπτουσία και το OCN, μιλάει για τα μηνύματα της Αγίας και Μεγάλης Συνόδου στην ιεραποστολική Εκκλησία της Αφρικής και στο σύγχρονο κόσμο. Click here to watch now at Pemptousia.       About Pemptousia: Contemporary post-modern man does understand what […]

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Do What Pleases God 

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/06/25 - 7:04am
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2: 46-47  Leave-Taking of Pentecost    Good […]

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Give to him who begs from you

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/06/24 - 5:01pm
  Listen to the Daily Reading for June 25, 2016, The Leave-Taking of Holy Pentecost St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans 1:7-12 BRETHREN, grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in […]

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Today’s Press Conference, Day 5

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/06/24 - 10:59am
During today’s press conference of the Holy and Great Council, we are updated on the overall experience during the meetings and the accomplishments of the day. Opening remarks were made by Archbishop Job of Telmessos, spokesperson of the Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council.  Then questions were answered by a panel of experts. Daily Live Stream Press […]

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We Need to Start the Conciliar Process from Somewhere

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/06/24 - 9:19am
In this short video, watch as Peter Petkoff, Managing Director of “Law and Religion” Journal, Oxford University, speaks exclusively to Pemptousia and OCN regarding the challenges of the Holy and Great Council and its historical importance.   He brings up question such as, “What does it mean to be Church?”  and “How will media affect […]

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The Holy and Great Council as a Celebration for Orthodoxy

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/06/24 - 8:51am
Watch this short video as Nikos Magghioros, Assistant Professor of Canon Law at the Theology School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, speaks exclusively with Pemptousia and OCN.  He testifies to the joy present at the in Holy and Great Council.   More information on the Holy and Great Council Coverage of the Holy and Great Council in cooperation […]

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