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The scriptures give us hope!

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/31 - 10:36am

How do you read a book? Where do you start? Do you skip a lot of it? Do you read just the last few pages? Do you pick and choose what you want to read out of a book? As Christians, we know we have a very important book to...

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Prepare your lamp

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/31 - 8:41am

Saint Dimitri of Rostov   Prepare yourself, my brother, prepare yourself to welcome the heavenly Bridegroom, the most glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Behold, ‘He is coming in the middle of the night and blessed is the servant whom He will find watchful. And unworthy the one He finds heedless’ Wake...

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Core Values Guide All Activities

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/31 - 5:04am

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 I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and...

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Mission Begets Vision for What the Church Can and Should Be

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/07/30 - 3:04pm

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 the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain upon tablets, so he may run who reads it.  For still the...

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‘Disembodied Existence and the Abstracted Other: Communion and Relationship in the Age of Social Media’

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/07/30 - 8:35am

Watch Fr. Demetrios Harper’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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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for the 6th Sunday of Matthew (Romans 12: 6-14)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/07/29 - 8:36am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   The words that come to us from St. Paul, in today’s reading from the Letter to the Romans, serve as a guide for our daily lives. He encourages us to make good use of the gifts that God has given us, and shows us how...

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It Begins with Understanding the Mission

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/07/29 - 7:56am

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. As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and...

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Seemingly small

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/07/28 - 8:30am

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The heart’s an apparently small organ, but there’s room for God to dwell inside. And if God does reside there, then the heart’s filled to overflowing and there’s room for nothing else. Even if the whole world were to be installed there, the heart would be...

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Saint Panteleimon, the Great Martyr

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/07/27 - 8:35am

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   St. Panteleimon, the Great Doctor and Martyr, was born at the end of the 3rd century AD. His father, Eustrogios, was not only very rich but was well known for his zeal in idol worship; whereas his mother St. Euboule was a faithful Orthodox Christian...

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Pre-orders now available for Cypriot monastery’s groundbreaking new book on the Royal Martyrs

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/07/26 - 8:30am

Mesa Potamos, Cyprus, July 22, 2019 With great joy and feelings of deep emotion, the monastic brotherhood of the Holy Monastery of St. John the Forerunner of Mesa Potamos, Cyprus announces to the reading public that pre-orders of the book The Romanov Royal Martyrs: What Silence Could Not Conceal are...

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Elder Nektarios Marmarinos

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/07/25 - 8:30am

On the occasion of the demise of the late Elder Nektarios Marmarinos, Pemptousia is publishing an extract from the book by Fr. Dimitrios Kavvadias ‘Elders and Women’s Monasticism’, in which, among much else, he refers to the late Elder Nektarios, the founder of the Holy Monastery of Saint Patapios in...

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Are our Hearts Orthodox?

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/07/25 - 7:09am

Orthodox spirituality concerns itself directly with the human heart. Originating not in the concepts and, as Dostoevsky wrote, “the empty firmament of the mind”, our spirituality ultimately takes root in the heart where a special connection is made between God, whose seeking us out never ends, and ourselves, the searching...

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How to Really Enjoy Helping Others

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/24 - 9:45am

Have you ever done something nice for somebody…but you didn’t want to do it? Maybe you shared a treat with a brother or sister, or played with somebody you didn’t want to play with, or helped somebody you didn’t want to help. But then, did you complain about it? When...

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Evangelical Monasticism – Part 3

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/07/24 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The immediate fruit of God’s love is the love of the image of God, that of people and all God’s creatures. Through years of ascetic effort, monastics acquire a ‘merciful heart’, which loves as God does. According to...

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Europe and freedom of religion

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/07/23 - 8:30am

Maria Alvanou, Criminologist   We live in a Europe that manifests more and more its secular character. Secularism is seen as the alternative to theocracy (that exists as political form of governance in some Islamic countries), as a historical result of the Enlightenment and as an answer to the current...

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Byzanfest 2019 Global Launch

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/07/22 - 8:35am

By Chris Vlahonasios   Get ready for the 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...

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God Doesn’t Want the Church to Fail

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/07/22 - 5:31am

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 I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not...

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

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/07/21 - 8:40am

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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The Funeral of His Grace Bishop Athanasius Akunda of Kisumu and Western Kenya

OCMC News - Fri, 2019/02/08 - 12:00pm
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OCMC Announces New Teams to Spread the Good News!

OCMC News - Wed, 2019/02/06 - 12:00pm
Colombia, Ghana, and Alaska have been added to the list of OCMC Mission Teams in 2019. These new openings offer you an opportunity to follow in the apostolic footsteps of Orthodox missionaries...
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