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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...

Mark 16:9-20

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Luke 5:1-11

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‘Orthodox Mission at the Dawn of the Digital Era – Reworking and organizing ecclesiastical mission for the benefit of future generations’

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/09/21 - 8:30am

Watch Fr John Peck’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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The Sacrament of Baptism Explained in Two Verses

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/09/21 - 5:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. But it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has commissioned us;  He has put His seal upon us and...

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Like a lighted candle

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/09/20 - 8:30am

Saint Saint Seraphim of Sarov   In careful people, the intellect acts as a watchful guard and sentinel of the inner Jerusalem. From the heights of the spiritual life it sees with its clear eye the opposing forces surrounding and within the soul. In their flesh, people are like lighted...

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Why Social Media Is Discouraging

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/09/20 - 5:55am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected...

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God sends Us with a Special Task

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/09/19 - 1:17pm

Let’s follow our Lord, so He can show us what our special commission is! Have you ever gotten a special job? Have your parents or your teacher ever given you a special task that you were supposed to finish? In today’s Gospel reading, we read about how the disciples got...

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/09/19 - 1:15pm

If you are the parent of a child with cancer, what do you need most? What if you are that child’s sibling? Or the child with cancer – what do you need most? What you need most is unconditional love. Your daily life is full of fear, pain, hard work,...

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‘My child, wake up and don’t waste your time on stupid things!’

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/09/19 - 8:30am

Elder Joseph of Vatopaidi   I received your short letter and I share your pain. I brought to mind the image of how things are and, aware of my own wretchedness, sighed at the possibility of being saved. ‘Alas, Saviour of the world, I am overwhelmed by my iniquities and...

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Getting Over the Wall

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/09/19 - 5:50am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Yea, Thou does light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.  Yea, by Thee I can crush a troop; and by...

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Hope in the Horror of War

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/09/18 - 8:30am

Fr. Bassam Nassif   The holy land of the Apostolic Church of Antioch is suffering from the horror of war. Yesterday, it was the turn of Lebanon and Iraq, and today it is that of Syria. Thousands of Syrians, including, bishops, priests, monks, nuns, and laymen, all of whom are...

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Low-Cost, High Benefit

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/09/18 - 5:22am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know the way to it, and it...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the Sunday after the Elevation of the Precious Cross (Galatians 2:16-20)

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/09/17 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Today, on this Sunday after the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we are once again reminded of the blessings that our Lord’s sacrifice on the Cross has given us. The Lord was crucified on Golgotha, and it was there that He took upon Himself the...

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What Encouragement Looks Like and Sounds Like

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/09/17 - 5:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Everyone helps his neighbor, and says to his brother, “Take courage!”  The craftsman encourages the goldsmith, and he who smooths with the hammer...

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‘Excellently crafted and self-sustained digital media can be created and used to evangelize, edify and educate without draining the limited resources of the parish or Archdiocese’

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/09/16 - 8:30am

Watch Fr Tom Soroka’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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Encouragement is a Choice

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/09/16 - 5:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, that we may...

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