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Every month we will post a new article here straight from Fr. Stephen.

105, 2017

Paschal Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:5 Christ is Risen! We at the OCPM would like to wish you and yours [...]

3103, 2017

The Storms of Life with Fr. Stephen

This past year has seen its share of really bad storms hitting various areas of our country. Some of these storms brought horrible devastation to so many, many people. Such storms often bring to mind [...]

1811, 2016

Message for Advent from Fr. Stephen

The Icon depicted is called: St. Basil, Protector of the Poor My travels often take me to downtown areas in big cities.  Walking around the streets brings me face to face with many poor and [...]

1310, 2016

Paradise and Hell

Saint Paisios of Athos tells a story about God revealing Paradise and Hell to a simple man (perhaps the saint himself). Here’s the story: “Well, one night while he was asleep, he heard a voice [...]

1409, 2016

GOD IS NOT MOCKED!

By Fr. Stephen Powley During my years of being a prison chaplain I met many, many men who had mocked God. At that time they seemed to take delight in making fun of anything Holy. [...]

1008, 2016

Loving someone…because He loved us first!

Loving someone…because He loved us first! A dear sister in Christ shared the following story with me and gave her permission to share it with you. May we learn to love others, because it is [...]