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Living Icon Series with Fr. John Vlahos

OCN Now - 5 hours 52 min ago

Join Fr. John Vlahos and myOCN Virtual Community. Register Now. Life is all about relationships. Our relationship with God, and our relationships with our families, friends, enemies, and everyone in between. LIVING ICON is a bi-weekly program with Fr. John Vlahos that addresses our everyday challenges and opportunities of living […]

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We Can’t See the Holy Spirit, but we know He is There

OCN Now - 6 hours 34 min ago

Can you count how many things in your house use electricity? The lights, the air conditioner, the oven, and so many other things. And don’t forget all the things that use batteries too. We can’t see electricity, but it’s hard to live without it! Today is the great feast of Pentecost. Today […]

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Acts of the Apostles 25:13-19

Daily Readings and Saints - 7 hours 25 min ago
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John 16:23-33

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Gospel Reading
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The Path towards Pentecost and the Last Times

OCN Now - 9 hours 26 min ago

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   The season after Easter is called ‘Pentikostario’. After the victory over death which was ushered in by Christ’s Resurrection, we go on to the great feast of Pentecost. Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit onto Christ’s disciples and, through them, […]

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Orthodoxy Now Magazine

OCN Now - Wed, 2021/06/16 - 4:52pm

Contents pg. 4 Director’s Message I believe God spoke to the hearts of many of us 26 years ago at the parish I was serving in Ft. Lauderdale to offer something more than just a weekly presence of our faith. I don’t think that I completely understood the meaning and […]

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Part V—The Lord is My Shepherd

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/06/15 - 11:55pm

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of […]

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Let’s Talk: The Feast of Pentecost

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/06/15 - 11:13am

Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community this Thursday, 6/17 at 7:00 pm EST. Register HERE.  Guest host Hank Hanegraaff will be joined by special guest Fr. Lawrence Farley for a discussion on the Feast of Pentecost—living in the power of the Holy Spirit in celebration of the Resurrection and Ascension of […]

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Eternal Life

OCN Now - Tue, 2021/06/15 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   As we move from the feast of the Ascension to that of Pentecost, we’re essentially progressing from the feast of the glorification of human nature to that of our illumination. Between these feasts, the Church inserts the commemoration of the 1st Ecumenical Synod, […]

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Part IV—Yes, But What About My Crosses?

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/06/14 - 11:55pm

Jesus said “I have said this to you, that in Me you may have pace. In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Ok, ok, we got it, we need to be encouraging. But what about the things that perpetually discourage us? What […]

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The Promise of the Father From Ascension to Pentecost

OCN Now - Mon, 2021/06/14 - 8:30am

Ascension For forty days after the Resurrection, the Lord Jesus was ‘being seen of His disciples’.[1] He was gladdening the hearts of His disciples with His Presence and initiating them into the mysteries of the Kingdom. Christ appeared to them and opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. At the same […]

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Part III—When God Feels Absent

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/06/13 - 11:55pm

When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:2 Several years ago, we had the opportunity to vacation in Wyoming […]

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John 21:1-14

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2021/06/13 - 11:00am
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Sermon on the Apostolic reading for the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council (Acts 20: 16-18, 28-36)

OCN Now - Sun, 2021/06/13 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   For this particular reading from the Acts of the Apostles, we see the Apostle Paul imparting his spiritual legacy upon the presbyters of Ephesus in an emotional farewell address at the seaside town of Miletus. Our Church, in its wisdom has chosen this passage as […]

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Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/12 - 11:55pm

When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, since Thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him. And […]

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The Importance of the Ascension

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/12 - 8:30am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   The feast of the Ascension seems not to present any particular interest, but rather a certain sadness in our hearts that the Lord is departing from us. Nevertheless, the following points emerge from the Gospels and from our lives as Christians: 1. Each of us, in […]

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

OCN Now - Sat, 2021/06/12 - 8:00am

Metropolitan Nectarios of Argolis   It was also in the ’20s that the “correction” facilities were set up, the forced labour camps known as gulags. Within a few years they had spread throughout the vast country. It all began with a monastery, the Solovetstky, which was built in the 14th […]

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Protecting the Church from Harm

OCN Now - Fri, 2021/06/11 - 11:55pm

For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the church. […]

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