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Daily Readings and Saints - Mon, 2020/05/25 - 12:00pm
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Sunday of the Blind Man

OCN Now - 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?

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

OCN Now - 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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Saint John Chrysostom: The Sunday of the Blind Man

OCN Now - 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)

OCN Now - 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

OCN Now - 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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Tools Help Us See God Clearly

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/05/21 - 1:29pm

Seeing God clearly Seeing God clearly Have you ever gotten your eyes checked, maybe at home or at school? The doctor or nurse might give you a test to see if you can see  something. If you don’t do well on the eye tests, what happens? You might get some...

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Who are the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate? Join Fr. Chris Metropulos and Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/05/21 - 8:57am

Who are the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate? We are pleased to announce our next myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis as we discuss who the Archons are and their crucial role in combating Christian persecution...

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Ss. Constantine and Helen

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/05/21 - 8:30am

James W. Lillie   At Eastertide, at some undetermined place and year, the Emperor Constantine I made his Oration to the Assembly of the Saints, either in Latin (Oratio ad sanctorum coetum) or Greek (Λόγος τῷ τῶν ἁγίων συλλόγῳ). It is a lengthy and not terribly interesting text, but given...

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Sts. Constantine and Helen

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/05/21 - 7:48am

Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense: “Thus I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than...

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Saint Païsios: The Humility of a Priest who Performed Miracles

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/05/20 - 8:30am

In Jordan there was a very simple priest who performed miracles. He’d read prayers over people and animals that were sick in some way and they’d recover. Muslims went to him as well, if they had a health problem, and he’d cure them. Before he served the Liturgy, he’d drink...

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Psalm 25—Guide Me to the Good, Don’t Remember My Bad

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/05/20 - 7:45am

Make me to know Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me, for Thou art the God of my salvation; for Thee I wait all the day long. Be mindful of Thy mercy, O Lord, and of Thy steadfast love, for they...

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Film with Jonathan Jackson – Elder Joseph the Hesychast

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/05/19 - 12:53pm

Film No Longer Available *This film was available until May 22nd 2020. At this time they haven’t released any new information for viewing but we will bring you updates as they come.  Be sure to signup up here.  We are excited to announce the film is released until 5/22 (available...

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Psalm 24—Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory Enter

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/05/19 - 10:11am

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein; for He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in His holy place? He who hands and...

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A Day in the Life of a Family in a Pandemic

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/05/19 - 8:30am

Pemptousia, Orthodoxia News Agency stress need to unite our voices, strengthen presence of Orthodox world amid pandemic. The editors and staff of both the online magazine Pemptousia, which focuses on Orthodoxy, scholarly research and culture, as well as the Orthodoxia News Agency have become aware of the crucial need for all...

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