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The Influence of the Passions (Luke 18, 18-27)

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/12/01 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘When he heard this, he became sad’ The nobleman who approached Christ wasn’t a person of bad intentions. On the contrary, he was well-disposed, a strict observer of the commandments of the Law and, indeed, the sort of person who was...

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St. Paul's First Letter to Timothy 1:8-14

Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2020/12/01 - 6:00am
Epistle Reading
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Luke 19:45-48

Daily Readings and Saints - Tue, 2020/12/01 - 6:00am
Gospel Reading
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Saint Andrew, Christ’s First-Called Disciple

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/11/30 - 8:30am

Alexandros Christodoulou   Andrew the Apostle was one of Christ’s twelve disciples. He came from Bethsaida, a town located on the western bank of Lake Tiberias. He worked in the family business run by his father, Jonah, which was based on the rich fishing to be had in the lake....

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Matthew 4:18-23

Daily Readings and Saints - Mon, 2020/11/30 - 6:00am
Matins Gospel Reading
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He Was the First to Be Called—We are Called as Well

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/11/29 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; and he looked at...

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Nasty and ungrateful

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/11/29 - 8:30am

Elder Efraim, Arizona   ’Sweetest Jesus, you who were sinless God suffered so, so many injuries, so much contention, so many curses, and so much mockery from such a large number of people who hated you and bore you such ill-will. And you endured all that with tolerance, for my...

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It’s Not About Checking Boxes, and the One Challenge We Can’t Seem to Meet

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/11/28 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And a ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And...

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They’re people

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/11/28 - 8:30am

Saint Iakovos Tsalikis   People often cast aspersions against priests. But priests are people, as well. If one person makes a mistake in life, that doesn’t mean that everybody’s to blame. A priest might err, as well, but that’s not the fault of all other priests. ‘Don’t judge, that you...

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What Will the Angels and Saints Shout for You?

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/11/27 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the...

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Conversation with Archimandrite Zacharias Weeping. The Swiftness of the Spirit

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/11/27 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Weeping Question: Could we say that in the monastery everything happens purely because God is guiding the hearts of the other people? Answer: Everything will work out for salvation for those who love God (Rom. 8:28), for those who have the desire to repent and weep before...

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Don’t Forget to Say Thank You Often

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/11/26 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live; do not forget, and...

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Saint Stylianos, The Protector of Children

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/11/26 - 8:20am

Archimandrite Charalambos Vassilopoulos (†)   Saint Stylianos was born in Paphlagonia, Asia Minor, between 400 and 500. He was blessed even from his mother’s womb. As he grew up, by the grace of God he increasingly became a dwelling-place of the Holy Spirit. From childhood he displayed the rare qualities...

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We Need to Celebrate this Feast Every Day

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/11/25 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My...

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Saint Catherine and the Smart Impious

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/11/25 - 8:30am

James W. Lillie   What are we to make of Saint Catherine? We know really very little about her. Even her name is a mystery. According to some, she was originally called Damiani (by a happy coincidence the present Archbishop of Sinai and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Katherine...

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St. Katherine—Wise and Willing

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/11/24 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should...

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On Not Despairing

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/11/24 - 8:30am

Saint Amfilokhios Bishop of Iconium Saint Amfilokhios’ feast day is the 23rd November There was another brother who, after sinning, repented and then withdraw into solitude. It happened, though, that he struck his foot on a rock and injured it so badly that blood came pouring out of the wound....

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The Divine Thanksgiving

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/11/23 - 11:55pm

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus...

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