OCN Programs

How to Bring Balance To Our Digital Lives

Register Now.  Join myOCN Interactive Virtual Community with Fr. Christopher Metropulos and guest Dr. Randa Anderson on Thursday, 8/5 at 7pm EST as they discuss the balance between our on-line and in-person lives.  Focusing on what was weighted toward the digital world for the past year during COVID lockdowns. People Read more…

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‘To you victorious leader of triumphant hosts’, ancient melody, 4th plagial tone (former Protopsaltis Archon Leonidas Asteris)

  The Akathistos Hymn occupies an important in the reverential period of Great Lent and is one of the most popular and well-known hymns, both in terms of its melody and poetry. Its inclusion in the Triodio can be explained by the fact that the content is linked to the Read more…

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‘At your deathless Dormition’, plagial tone two (Choir of Vatopaidi)

The Choir of the Fathers of Vatopaidi sing the Doxastiko at Lauds for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, in plagial tone two. Source: pemptousia.com  

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‘My soul, my soul’, Kontakion in the Great Canon (Gr. Daravanoglou)

With the vocal resonance which is his hallmark, Archon Maestro of the Great Church of Christ, Grigorios Daravanoglou sings ‘My soul, my soul’ the famous kontakion of Great Lent and the Great Canon. It is one of the most moving troparia of the time of Great Lent, a period of Read more…

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‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), Greek Byzantine Choir

‘Triumphant Leader’ (setting by Georgios Raidestinos), tone plagal four. Sung by the Greek Byzantine Choir conducted by Lykourgos Angelopoulos. From the CD Hymne Acathiste (2005). Source: pemptousia.com  

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Dimitirios Magouris: ‘Open to me the gates of repentance’

Listen now      The pre-cleansing period of the Triodio will bring us to the gates of Great Lent. It’s a period of intense liturgical activity and spiritual watchfulness, as demonstrated by the poetic discourse of these days. The hymns which follow the reading of Psalm 50 have a special Read more…

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Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

Hank Unplugged: A podcast from the Christian Research Institute. For decades, millions have enjoyed answers and insights from Hank Hanegraaff on the Bible Answer Man broadcast. Now, Hank invites some of his closest friends and brightest minds onto the Hank Unplugged podcast for free-flowing, truly engaging discussions. Listen, as you Read more…

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What is Christmas without Christ?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT/TT_2012/TT_121214.mp3 Listen Now  as noted Orthodox scholar Fr. John McGuckin offers a fresh perspective on the chronic problem of celebrating an Orthodox feast amidst powerful secular influences. What is Christmas without Christ?  Hear his surprising interpretation of “Happy Holidays,” a phrase which is often criticized in Christian circles. Fr. John Read more…

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Creative Blessings Podcast

Creative Podcast Episodes Episode 9: The Allegory of the Messiah Episode 8: Heroism, The True Endgame Episode 7: Doxacon Episode 6: Love thy neighbor… Especially your Enemy! Episode 5: The Dormition of the Theotokos Episode 4: Pentecost – Gifts of The Spirit Episode 3: Infinity War Episode 2: Justice explored Read more…

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‘Do not turn away your face’ (sung by Matthaios Tsamkiranis)

In Great Lent, the Orthodox Church, through its long, penitential services, seeks the mystical experience and approach of the Passion and the Resurrection. With this in mind, the hymns of this period are of an appropriate content, and present the events of our salvation to us the faithful. The joyful Read more…

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