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‘Internet and pastoral care’

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/09 - 8:30am

Watch Claude Lopez-Ginisty’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 CHRISTIAN...

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As We Begin a New School Year

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/09 - 7:47am

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. My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your...

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Ebooks from the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi and Pemptousia through iTUNES and AMAZON

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/09 - 7:00am

Pemptousia is in the happy position of announcing to its reading public that henceforth you will be able to find and obtain many of the titles published by the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi and the ‘Maxim the Greek’ Institute in the form of Ebooks, through iTUNES and AMAZON....

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A sailor distinguished for his purity: The Holy New Martyr Triandafyllos

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/08 - 8:30am

Martyred in Constantinople on 8 August, 1680. The saint came from Zagora in Magnisia. He worked as a sailor on ships and was distinguished for the purity of his life and the modesty of his morals. He also kept the flame of his love for Christ burning in his heart....

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God’s Majesty, When God is Absent and Everything in Between

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/08 - 7:38am

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. I have received several requests to reprint last Sunday’s sermon (August 4), which is about how we live somewhere between the majesty of...

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The pieces left over

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/07 - 11:26am

Have you ever read a book that reminds you of another one? Sometimes we hear a story and we remember another one like it we’ve heard before. Today the Gospel reading tells us the story of the feeding of the five thousand. Do you remember this one? Do you remember...

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Stoned by Julian the Apostate: The Holy Martyr Dometios the Persian and his two disciples

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/07 - 8:35am

Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite   He was born in the time of Constantine the Great and came from Persia. After being instructed in the faith by a Christian called Avaros, he abandoned the religion of his fathers and everything to do with his relatives. He went to the town of...

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The Service of Paraklesis: Mary and Elizabeth

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/07 - 5:17am

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit...

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The Participation of Nature in Worship: the Blessing of the Fruits of the Vine

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/06 - 8:30am

Georgios N. Manolis, Theologian   According to Saint Basil the Great, nothing exists without due cause, nothing’s fortuitous, everything has some secret and unexpressed wisdom. Thus, regarding plants and their fruits, apart from their ecological importance as producers of eco-systems they’re also schools for rational souls and colleges of the...

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As Far As We Can Understand

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/06 - 5:49am

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. Feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter and James and John his brother, and...

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Orthodox Christian Film Festival

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/05 - 9:21am

Update:  On Sunday 4th August in Melbourne, Australia, the winners of Byzanfest 2019 were announced.  After extensive consideration by the judging panel and global audience votes, the winning filmmakers are: Best Film: The Throne of St Sava – by Jakov Popov Best Director: Christmas Anti-Fable – by Efthimios Hatzis Best...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 7th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 15: 1-7)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/05 - 8:32am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   One of the most serious issues affecting society on all levels is the complete breakdown of relationships between people. This can be seen even within the same family, where spouses are estranged because of disagreements, and there is alienation between children and parents. What is...

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Following YOUR Path to Salvation

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/05 - 5:11am

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. Therefore, brethren, be the more zealous to confirm your call and election, for if you do this you will never fall; so there...

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No pressure, no conscription

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/08/04 - 8:30am

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis   The moral law is a law of moral freedom. It has nothing to do with violence and coercion. Moral freedom wants voluntary adherents. It doesn’t pressurize anybody or press-gang them into anything. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)...

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‘Sharing the Orthodox Faith in This Digital Generation’

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/03 - 8:40am

Watch Correna Panagiotou’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 CHRISTIAN...

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On Beauty and God in This Present World

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/03 - 6:51am

Beauty is underrated and oftentimes misunderstood in the present age. Beauty is God’s way of letting us know that in spite of all of the darkness, in spite of all that is wrong with the world, there is a signal that sanity is somewhere to be found. Beauty emanates from...

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BYZANFEST 2019 – Nominations

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/02 - 8:30am

THE THRONE OF ST SAVA (Serbia) In an era of great unrest, St Sava focused on finding a way to bring peace to the people through the Church. Nominated for BEST FILM Watch now:     CHRISTMAS ANTI-FABLE (Greece) Set in an alternative retro-future, the world’s worm species is dying leading to...

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It is Time to Serve the Lord

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/02 - 5:13am

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. And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all...

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‘The parish priest between the open heavens of the Holy Liturgy and the sea of digital life’

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/01 - 8:40am

Watch Fr. Nicolae Dascalu’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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Do You Believe in Christ? I Believe in Him as King and as God

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/01 - 5:08am

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. Jesus said to her, “I Am the Resurrection and the life; he who believe in Me, though he die, yet shall he live,...

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