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You Did So Much for Missions in 2018! There are Ways to Do Even More in 2019!

OCMC News - Sat, 2019/12/21 - 12:00pm
We pray that you and your family had a blessed Nativity! As 2018 draws to a close, we invite you to reflect on the amazing witness to the Orthodox Faith that you made possible! You...

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Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/08/17 - 11:00pm
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St. Paul's Letter to the Romans 14:6-9

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/08/17 - 12:00pm
Epistle Reading
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Matthew 15:32-39

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/08/17 - 12:00pm
Gospel Reading
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Day and night

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/17 - 8:30am

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   For God, everything’s possible. He can reveal to us His created majesty and can create the uncreated. But, for us, the most important thing is that He wants to redeem our soul from sin and death and to grant us life eternal. Let us beseech Him...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/16 - 8:30am

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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Luke 1:39-49, 56

Daily Readings and Saints - Thu, 2019/08/15 - 12:00pm
Matins Gospel Reading
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The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/08/15 - 8:30am

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God: a liturgical approach

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/14 - 8:30am

Ioannis Foundoulis   The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is celebrated on August 15 by the Christian world and is the greatest of those established by the Church in honour of the Mother of the Lord. It may be the oldest of all. The first evidence...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/08/14 - 6:17am

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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Why pain and suffering?

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 8:30am

Saint Paisios the Athonite   The world is full of pain, fear and suffering. These feelings, without any exceptions, are experienced by all humans. It’s what causes our heart to ache, our mind to go hay-wire, and our emotions to become distorted. People often wonder: How have we had to...

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A Little Bit of This Will Change the World Around You

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/08/13 - 7:11am

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. Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, to go into the...

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Don’t respect them

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 8:30am

Saint John of the Ladder   Never respect those who condemn their neighbour, but, instead, say to them: ‘That’s enough. I err more badly every day, so how can I criticize anybody else?’ In this way, you’ll win twice over: with one medicine you’ll cure yourself and others. Source: pemptousia.com...

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What’s Your GPA? (God, Prayer, Attention to Others)

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/08/12 - 7:05am

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. Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Matthew 6:33 Nearly thirty years ago, I graduated...

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For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/08/11 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis   We hear in today’s Gospel narrative that Christ was in an out-of-the-way place where thousands of people had been listening to His words all day, ignoring their needs and the work in their homes. In the end the holy apostles intervened and told Him: ‘Let...

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When You Offer Something to God, He Multiplies It

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/08/11 - 7:11am

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. As Jesus went ashore He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening,...

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Ethics and Science

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/10 - 8:35am

Watch now  Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Professor at the Berkeley University, California, at his interview to Pemptousia speaks on the relationship between ethics and science. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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The Need for Unity in the Church

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/08/10 - 7:06am

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 appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no...

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How to Make Your Life Less Stressful

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/08/09 - 11:51am

In today’s world we have so many wonderful advances in technology that are supposed to make our lives more comfortable, easy and efficient. Yet, why does it seem everyone is so tense, stressed out and angry?  Christ wants to help calm things down. He wants to make your life easier.  That’s...

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