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OCN Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia

Fri, 2020/05/29 - 12:25pm

Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic has meant a lot more cooking and screen time. At Orthodox Christian Network we have prepared a program you won’t want to miss. We are combining faith, food, and a virtual cooking community with Celebrity Chef Soph event...

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An Ottoman Volunteer Defends Besieged Constantinople (1453)

Fri, 2020/05/29 - 8:25am

Nikos Nikoloudis   At the fall of Constantinople, in 1453, it was not only Greeks pitched against Turks, as is, perhaps, widely believed, but there was also a good number of foreigners involved. Some of these were forced to fight on the side of the Ottomans, such as an attachment...

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The Ascension of Jesus Christ in Glory

Thu, 2020/05/28 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   ‘God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.’[1] The Ascension is the last event in Christ’s earthly life. Of course, Pentecost is the fulfilment of God’s dispensation, which is why is called ‘the last feast’[2]. God the Father was...

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Inspirational: Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

Thu, 2020/05/28 - 7:00am

Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith myOCN Community Online Gathering Thursday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos both home and healthy after being diagnosed with, and hospitalized for COVID-19, within a few days of each other. We will talk about their recent struggle...

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Remember to Pray: Jesus Watches Over all of His Sheep!

Wed, 2020/05/27 - 9:39pm

Do you pray to God sometimes, all by yourself? Before Christ was arrested and sent to the Cross, He prayed by Himself too. In to- day’s Gospel reading, we hear how He prayed to His Father for His disciples. Remember, the disciples were Jesus’s great helpers. Now that Jesus was going to leave,...

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Don’t Be Sad

Wed, 2020/05/27 - 8:55am

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen. To them He presented Himself alive after His...

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The Rendition of Easter

Wed, 2020/05/27 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Daniel G. Aerakis   The Resurrection continues. This is shown by the feast of the Rendition of Easter. The same messages from the night of the Resurrection are also heard at the Rendition of Easter, which is celebrated one day before the Feast of the Ascension. Every great feast...

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What If I Marry a Non-Orthodox Christian?

Wed, 2020/05/27 - 7:37am

Question: What is the impact on my life if a marry a non-Orthodox Christian? This is a great question and common to many people. Sometimes, some people fall in love with a person who is not of the same faith as them.  That’s ok!  While there may be differences in opinion about your...

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Find an Orthodox Christian Counselor Near You

Tue, 2020/05/26 - 5:24pm

Did you know that there are individual licensed Orthodox Christian Counselors throughout the United States?  Reach out to one in your area.  Orthodox Christian Network partnered up to share The Orthodox Mental Health Professional Directory. It began thanks to a group of licensed mental health professionals, who are also priests...

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Psalm 27—Confidence in the Lord

Tue, 2020/05/26 - 8:53am

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 During this pandemic, there are many ways in which each of us has grown. When this is over, we will be able...

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‘And after beating them harshly, they put them in prison’

Tue, 2020/05/26 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘And after beating them harshly, they put them in prison and told the jailer to guard them well’. From the outset, Christianity has been associated with mistrust. It’s not just that belief in Christ engenders a way of life which is not pleasing to the world,...

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Memorial Day

Mon, 2020/05/25 - 8:52am

This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as an ordinance forever.  Exodus 12:14 Today’s verse from Exodus was told to Moses by God at the time of the Passover and...

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Sunday of the Blind Man

Mon, 2020/05/25 - 8:29am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Today’s Gospel reading describes the healing of a man born blind, and speaks about the Light of life, the Heavenly Light, Christ. God’s revelation occurs in stages as in last week’s Gospel. Both the blind man and the Samaritan woman initially consider Christ to be an...

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Is There a God?

Mon, 2020/05/25 - 7:45am

In the midst of tragedies, wars or conflicts, epidemic or pandemic, or even any loss the same question is asked. Is there a God? Why did God allow that to happen? If there was a God, especially a God that calls Himself a God of love, He wouldn’t have let...

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Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

Sun, 2020/05/24 - 8:50am

As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be...

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‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?’

Sun, 2020/05/24 - 8:30am

Hierodeacon Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! The sixth Sunday after Easter and we hear in church the Gospel reading concerning the Lord’s healing of the man who had been blind since birth. The healing of the blind man was a stinging rebuke to the...

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Being an Authentic Christian Will Bring Both Conflict and Peace

Sat, 2020/05/23 - 8:48am

In those days, as we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by soothsaying. She followed Paul and us, crying, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim...

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Saint John Chrysostom: The Sunday of the Blind Man

Fri, 2020/05/22 - 8:40am

Saint John Chrysostom   And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who sinned, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 1. ‘And as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind...

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‘Do not fear’ (Matt. 28, 10)

Fri, 2020/05/22 - 8:30am

Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana   ‘Do not fear’, said the angel of the Lord to the myrrh-bearing women, who were overcome with ‘fear and amazement’ at the sight of the empty tomb. ‘For I know you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. He has risen, as he...

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Psalm 26—The Importance of Clean Hands

Fri, 2020/05/22 - 7:30am

I wash my hands in innocence, and go about Thy altar, O Lord, singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all Thy wondrous deeds. O Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwells. Sweep me not away with sinners, nor my life...

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