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An Orthodox English Saint

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/03/12 - 8:30am

W. J. Lillie   Pall Mall Gazette. 24 July 1885. p. 6. Great interest has, it is said, been caused at Folkestone and the neighborhood by the discovery in the parish church of what are believed to be the remains of St. Eanswith, patron saint of the church and the...

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What is a Change You Can Make?

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/03/11 - 3:13pm

When we look to our Lord, Jesus Christ, we know that we can make a good change, just like the man in the Gospel today did. Can you think of a change you can make? Have you ever fixed something yourself? A toy or a bike or a torn book?...

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Hold Fast to Your Boundaries—Drinking and Drugs

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/03/11 - 11:54am

What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will live in them and move among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Therefore, come out of them, and be separate...

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The Doxastiko at Lauds on the 1st Sunday in Lent

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/03/11 - 8:35am

Theodore Rokas   When we commemorate the saints for the first Sunday in Lent, the Sunday of Orthodoxy (when we read the Synaxari), we see: on that day, the first Sunday of the Fast, we commemorate the memory of the restoration of the holy and venerable icons, effected by the...

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Saints Cosmas and Damian

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/03/11 - 8:10am

In times of great fear, need and uncertainty throughout history we have found ourselves going to visit our priests and doctors. It makes sense to look at the history of the church to learn about how people dealt with these issues and those who stood out as paragons of virtue. ...

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Finding Courage in a Culture of Fear

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/10 - 10:51pm

Recent headlines as my little girl once said, has been a jackpot of bad news! No wonder people are frightened, and anxiety is a growing problem for so many. The Role of Trepidation   Sometimes it’s smart to be afraid. Fear is a primal survival instinct that can help us when...

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Coronavirus Creates Concerns for Christians

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/10 - 6:00pm

Christians worldwide are now in Great Lent and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) creates challenges and concerns. We have received many inquires on how to approach church services and Communion. How often should we take Holy Communion? “The Church has faced such challenges in the past – even devastating plagues. Today, we...

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The Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom offers Live Streaming Services

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/10 - 10:47am

Welcome to The Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church. The church is one of many Greek Orthodox churches in the United Kingdom. It serves as the spiritual center for the community of Hertfordshire and beyond. Any visitor to our church will tell you that it is like a little monastery you...

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Lenten Verse for the Day: ‘Fasting in the body, let us also fast in the spirit..’

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/10 - 8:30am

‘Fasting in the body, let us also fast in the spirit, loosing the bonds of injustice. Let us abandon agreements made under duress. Let us break all unjust commitments. Let us give bread to the hungry. Let us welcome the homeless poor into our houses, so that we may gain...

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Creating Environments Where it is Safe to Be Vulnerable

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/03/10 - 8:00am

For who is God, but the Lord? And Who is a rock, except our God? —the God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. Psalm 18:31-32 In the last reflection, we discussed the concept of vulnerability. In order to have an authentic relationship, there needs to be...

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Become A Member of The International Association of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care: DMOPC

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/03/09 - 11:47am

The Association is founded on the initiative of the Non-Profit Civil Company ‘Saint Maxim the Greek Institute for the Research, Preservation and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions’ (www.stmaximthegreek.org), following the two International Conferences on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care which were held in Athens in May 2015 (www.dmopc15.com)...

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Pre-requisites of Orthodoxy

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/03/09 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   Today’s Gospel certainly has nothing to say to those who embrace the modern ‘gospels’ of self-salvation, which derive from the demonic ‘gospel of the serpent’: ‘You can become gods without God’. The words of the reading will be heard with even greater indifference by those who...

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Vulnerability

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/03/09 - 7:55am

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes...

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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...

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...

Thomas and Elizabeth Manuel Set Out for the Mission Field

OCMC News - Tue, 2019/01/22 - 12:00pm
Last week we were glad to receive Thomas and Elizabeth Manuel at the OCMC, as they went through their final pre-field training before starting their missionary service in Guatemala.The past...

Second Sunday in Lent: St. Gregory Palamas

Antiochian Archdiocese - Thu, 2018/03/01 - 3:45pm

Planting the doctrines of Orthodoxy, uprooting the thistles of wicked opinion, O blessed one, and growing well the plant of faith with the rain of thy sayings, thou didst offer to God, like a good farmer, ears a hundred fold.

+ Orthros of the Feast, Tone 1

On the second Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the teachings of St. Gregory Palamas, who upheld the Orthodox doctrine that humans can know God not only through the intellect but through experience of His uncreated energies. 

... every day we should stand in awe of Him, as He is with us, and do what is pleasing before Him. If we are unable now to perceive Him with our physical eyes, we can, if we are watchful, see Him continuously with the eyes of our understanding, and not just see Him, but reap great benefits from Him. This vision destroys all sin, demolishes all evil, and drives away everything bad. It gives birth to purity and dispassion, and bestows eternal life.   + St. Gregory Palamas


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Antiochian.org Launches New Design, Mobile-Friendly Resources

Antiochian Archdiocese - Mon, 2018/02/26 - 12:07pm

Beloved clergy and faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese:

Greetings in the Name of our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. We pray this letter finds you well at the start of our Lenten journey. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 will mark a new beginning, a relaunch, for the Archdiocesan website: www.antiochian.org. It will have a much cleaner look and feel, and it is now friendlier for mobile devices for faster access to its wealth of materials, news and resources.

Without doubt, the most-accessed resource on the website is the Online Liturgical Guide, which provides weekly – and sometimes daily – word-for-word texts for the divine services, along with imbedded hyperlinks to corresponding sheet music. The OLG is now part of something bigger and better: a liturgical calendar that also features daily readings and listings of saints, as well as fasting guidelines and the popular spiritual “Thought for the Day” from the Church Fathers and our own Metropolitan JOSEPH. The Daily Liturgical Texts of the OLG now appear, as available, on the liturgical calendar. Accessing all of these resources takes just a few simple steps.

Start with scrolling down on the homepage to “Liturgics,” and click that link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This takes you to all of the liturgical resources available for that day. Click on what you need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll down a bit, and you will see “Additional Liturgical Resources” like the yearly Sunday Readings Calendar, and full texts of the Presanctified Divine Liturgy and Great Compline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
If you want to find future resources, especially the Daily Liturgical Texts, click on “select date” at the top of the screen. Then, click on the calendar date (e.g., Sunday, February 25, 2018). Those texts will stay posted on their calendar dates for reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that simple! All of these liturgical resources will remain constantly updated, so check back frequently. Be sure that the clergy and laity (especially choirs and chanters) see this letter to ensure a seamless transition with the new website.

If you have questions about the new www.antiochian.org, write to Dn. Christian Manasseh. For questions about the Department of Liturgics, write to Fr. Thomas Zain. And for questions about the Online Liturgical Guide and the Daily Liturgical Texts, write to Subdn. Peter Samore. We wish you a blessed journey to Great and All-holy Pascha and our Lord’s empty tomb.

Yours in Christ,

Dn. Christian Manasseh Fr. Thomas Zain Subdn. Peter Samore Dept. of Internet Ministry Dept. of Liturgics Online Liturgical Guide dnchristian@antiochian.org frthomasz@antiochian.org OLG@antiochian.org

 

 

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Invitation From The Very Rev. Paul D. O’Callaghan, St. George Cathedral Dean

Antiochian Archdiocese - Fri, 2018/02/23 - 5:37pm

The St. George Cathedral parish community is celebrating its Centennial in 2018. Although the community had its beginning with the arrival of Orthodox Lebanese to Wichita in 1895, it was 1918 before the community would have a church home. On April 5 of that year, several trustees of the newly forming parish concluded the purchase of a small clapboard church at 218 Handley St. from the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. St. George Church was born!

Throughout this Centennial Year, our community is commemorating the history of our parish and the people who have been a part of it. As we do so, we are not only looking to the past, but to our future – the next 100 years!

The highlight of this auspicious year will be our Centennial Celebration on the weekend of May 5-6. Metropolitan JOSEPH plans to join us, and he and Bishop BASIL will serve the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 6. The Celebration will conclude with a festal banquet that evening. Please see the enclosed flyer.

St. George Cathedral belongs not only to its congregation, but to all of us in the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. Thus it is our pleasure to invite you to join us for this joyous occasion. Please publicize the event to your congregation; reservation information will be forthcoming. Plan now to celebrate with us!

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