ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK

17.02.2017


 

 

 

 

OCN THIS WEEK:

 

And the Light Shines in the Darkness

 

 

 

 

 

 
 


 

 

And the Light Shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

 

Listen to this moving conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos and Sandra Anderson about the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala Sandra has been a long time supporter of the orphanage and shares the history and current work of this unique ministry to abandoned children in and around the Guatemala City area.

Next, our guest host Emmy Louvaris talks with Fr. Charles Joanides about his book, Attending To Your Marriage, focusing in on the section covering what the Orthodox Church has to say about divorce and remarriage.  Listen Now. 

 

 

Nominate Orthodox Emerging Leader

The 1st annual OCN 30 Under 30 Campaign is currently underway!  During the campaign, we ask our members to nominate Orthodox emerging leaders.  OCN is looking to find candidates that are women and men featured from your own communities in North America.  Orthodox Christian Network will hold its first 30 Under 30 event in 2017. This event recognizes 30 emerging leadersunder the age of 30 who demonstrate impact personally and/or professionally through their exceptional leadership in North America.  Read more about Initiative.

30 Under 30 is an opportunity to show support for and invest in this next generation of trailblazers.  We want to hear from young entrepreneurs and leaders that exemplify Christian Values in their lives and those lives that they touch.  This group of adults are changing the way of our Orthodox Christian Future.  You can nominate anyone in North America.  The process is easy. Fill out the nomination form and let us do the rest! Your nominee will receive an email from one of  OCN’s Digital Disciples congratulating them on being recommended for the award. The email will also contain additional information about the process.

Nominate an Orthodox Emerging Leader 

Keep your Orthodox values strong and share the value of OCN’s 30 Under 30 Initiative with your colleagues by nominating someone today! #spotlight #myocn #OCN30Under30

 

 

Understanding and Living Our Faith: Dealing with the Noise and Pace of Life

“When God the Logos created human nature, He did not make the senses susceptible either to pleasure or pain; instead, He implanted in it a certain noetic capacity through which men could enjoy Him in an inexpressible way.” (St. Maximos the Confessor)

It is impossible to experience God’s presence in any measure if we do not have some degree of stillness of body and mind. Noise disrupts the stillness of mind, and busyness, or pace, disrupts the stillness of body.

The Power of Silence

Noise is a barrier. It blocks us from God. It comes in so many forms today, and it takes a very disciplined person to manage it and shut it out.

Read More.

 

 

 

Metropolitan Athanasios: "Contemporary Charismatic Elders" 

 

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemesos, Cyprus, speaks on our era’s charismatic elders.  Watch Now.

Source: pemptousia.com

Pemptousia is published by the ‘SAINT MAXIM THE GREEK’ Institute for the Research, Preservation, and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions. It appears online, in several languages. Pemptousia (www.pemptousia.com) and OCN have formed a strategic partnership, whereby content from each organization is shared online by both. We are delighted to bring you articles, videos, and other offerings from the Holy Mountain here at MyOCN.net.

 

 

Who's Responsible for a Really Christian Marriage?

 

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis

The newly-weds are our spiritual children, members of our parishes. It’s the duty of clergy to celebrate the ‘feast’ of the couple in a splendid manner, with formality, seriousness and dignity, while at the same time preserving the corresponding religious and liturgical ethos. It’s a help in this if there’s a choir, so that the ceremony can be performed in a prayerful manner. This is, in itself, an encouragement to those taking part to behave accordingly. Not hurriedly, and worrying over the next wedding. If the sanctity of the service is to be preserved, pastoral effort is required, as is the spiritual cultivation of the couple and, indeed, of the whole parish. At this point, the responsibility of the clergy is considerable.   Read More.

Source: pemptousia.com

Pemptousia is published by the ‘SAINT MAXIM THE GREEK’ Institute for the Research, Preservation, and Promotion of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions. It appears online, in several languages. Pemptousia (www.pemptousia.com) and OCN have formed a strategic partnership, whereby content from each organization is shared online by both. We are delighted to bring you articles, videos, and other offerings from the Holy Mountain here at MyOCN.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK

 

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