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Perfect love casts out fear.

OCN Now - 3 hours 20 sec ago
  Listen to the Daily Reading for September 26, 2016, The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian. St. John’s First Universal Letter 4:12-19 NO MAN has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide […]

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Many Years to His Grace Bishop John!

Antiochian Archdiocese - 7 hours 39 min ago

September 26th is the celebration of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian and the namesday of His Grace Bishop John. May God grant him many years!

Apolytikion of St. John, Tone 2

O Apostle John, speaker of divinity, the beloved of Christ God, hasten and deliver thy people powerless in argument; for He on Whose bosom thou didst lean accepteth thee as an intercessor. Beseech Him, therefore, to disperse the cloud of the stubborn nations, asking for us safety and the Great Mercy.

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In Return Send Upon Us Divine Grace and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

OCN Now - 12 hours 8 min ago
For on My holy mountain, the mountain height of Israel, says the Lord God, there all the house of Israel, all of them, shall serve Me in the land; there I will accept them, and there I will require your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your sacred offering.  Ezekiel 20:40   […]

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Mark 16:9-20

Daily Readings and Saints - 19 hours 9 min ago
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Luke 5:1-11

Daily Readings and Saints - 19 hours 9 min ago
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Henceforth you will be catching men

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/09/24 - 2:18pm
Listen to the Daily Reading for September 25, 2016, St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 1:21-24; 2:1-4 BRETHREN, it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us; he has put his seal upon us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. But I call God […]

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Remembering Why We Are Here at the Liturgy

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/09/24 - 11:26am
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving; for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.  I Timothy 4:4-5   Good morning Prayer Team! For the precious Gifts offered and consecrated let us pray to the Lord. These reflections on […]

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Scouts Prepare for Annual Retreat at St. Basil’s Academy.

OCN Now - Sat, 2016/09/24 - 9:30am
The 2016 Annual Orthodox Religious Scouting Retreat is scheduled for October 8-9th at St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison, NY. This year’s theme: Spiritual Athletics. The event is an amazing opportunity for Orthodox scouts to gather for fellowship and reflection. Seminarians and students from Hellenic College-Holy Cross lead the retreat for the Boy, Cub, and Girls […]

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FEMA Hosts Webinar on Active Shooter Situations.

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/09/23 - 7:16pm
Church shootings aren’t common in the US but there is a rise of Christian persecution around the world and it seems important to start the dialogue of making sure US churches are safe. Earlier this week I spoke with Dan Christopulos, Country Representative – USA, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) regarding Active Shooter situation in […]

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Thecla the Protomartyr & Equal to the Apostles

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/09/23 - 6:59pm
Listen to the Daily Reading for September 24, 2016, St. Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 3:10-15 TIMOTHY, my son, you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at lconion, and at Lystra, what persecutions I […]

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Education of Children and Reconciliation of the Church

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/09/23 - 5:22pm
This week on CRTL we have His Grace Bishop THOMAS of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic. He speaks with Fr. Chris on the three educational options for Orthodox families; public school, private school, and homeschool. Bishop THOMAS was awarded a Doctorate in Education from […]

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Simplify

OCN Now - Fri, 2016/09/23 - 10:05am
THE ENCOURAGEMENT PROJECT Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house.  And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teaching.  But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to Him and […]

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Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing Set for December

OCN Now - Thu, 2016/09/22 - 7:23pm
Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication & IOCC Team Build Date Set  PERTH AMBOY, NJ [St John The Baptist Orthodox Church ACROD] — St. John’s Church is pleased to announce the dedication and blessing of the Habitat for Humanity Memorial Building Project as set for Wednesday, December 07, 2016! This is an exciting moment as the […]

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Metropulos Has Bold Strategic Vision for the 2016-17 Academic Year

OCN Now - Thu, 2016/09/22 - 6:41pm
Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos Provides a Bold Strategic Vision for the 2016-17 Academic Year [Brookline, MA]  On Tuesday, September 20, Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos addressed His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and the Executive Committee of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology with […]

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Orthodox Representation at Regional Scout Jamboree

OCN Now - Thu, 2016/09/22 - 6:01pm
Orthodox Scouting “Slays Dragons” at Regional Jamboree by Rev. Michael Johnson The summer before each national jamboree held by the Boy Scouts of America, a regional version takes place in Washington State at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle. On August 25-28, “Washjam2016” brought together some 4,500 Scouts and adult leaders from the States of […]

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Angels’ Organic Community Garden

OCN Now - Thu, 2016/09/22 - 5:11pm
A story about a community that thinks outside the box, but is still deep in tradition. The Parable of the Talents is read year after year, telling the story of a Master who gave talents to three different men. The first man invested the talent. The second man saved the talent. And the third man […]

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The Conception of St. John the Baptist

OCN Now - Thu, 2016/09/22 - 5:00pm
  Listen to the Daily Reading for September 23, 2016, The Conception of St. John the Baptist St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 4:22-27 BRETHREN, Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the […]

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