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Luke 9:23-27

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The “Theology” of Fred Flintstone

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Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh...

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The Seed of the Word of God and the Ground

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Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki   The parable of the sower is a wake-up call for self-criticism and self-knowledge. People often wonder and are surprised at the apparent failure of Christianity in the world, which can be seen to a greater or...

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It’s Okay to Eat off a Paper Plate Sometimes

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/10/14 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good...

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They’re blown away

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/10/14 - 8:30am

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis   Believers who have loosed the bonds of egotism, which strangle their love and prevent them from acting and from seeing beyond their limited horizon, are blown far away and are liberated from the tyrannical yoke of slavery to egotism, thus abolishing the wretched worship of...

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Luke 24:36-53

Daily Readings and Saints - Sun, 2019/10/13 - 12:00pm
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 The Parable of the Sower

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/10/13 - 9:00am

Jesus said this parable, “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it...

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The Parable of the Sower

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/10/13 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   In today’s Gospel reading, the Evangelist Luke presented the Parable of Sower. Our Lord Jesus Christ used examples from the daily life to express the heavenly and divine truths. He was able in this way to help the man of good will to understand and...

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Focus on What Is Good and Profitable, Not What is Stupid and Controversial

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/10/12 - 9:00am

The saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are...

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‘Technologies and strategies used today in the virtual environment: an Orthodox perspective’

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/10/12 - 8:40am

Watch Bogdan Zamfirescu’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN...

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Mary Versus Martha

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/10/11 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village; and a woman named Martha received Him into her house....

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‘ἐκδοθήτω, Γραφήτω Let It Be Published, Let It Be Written: Imprimatur, Catechism, and the Digital Age’

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/10/11 - 8:30am

Watch Fr John Parker’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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F.A.M.I.L.Y.

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/10/10 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our behavior to you believers; for you know...

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Directly linked

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/10/10 - 8:37am

Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery   We believe that the sole ray of hope and optimism concerning the doubtful quality of life of young people today can come only from heaven, from God. Because the Triune God, Who is revealed and lives in the Orthodox Church, is a...

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The Seed is the Word of God

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/10/09 - 10:04am

You’ve heard the expression, “in one ear and out the other,” haven’t you? It means you hear something, but the words don’t mean anything to you. You hear them, but then you forget them! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about the man who went out to plant...

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How to Build an Encouraging Environment in Your Home

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/10/09 - 9:00am

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! Psalm 32:11 “My...

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Proof that God Exists

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/10/09 - 8:33am

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   In these talks, my friends, we’re presenting in simple form the well-known work of Saint John Damaskinos (the Damascan): The Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith. We know that God is beyond our capacity to understand. This doesn’t mean, however, that He’s left...

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