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Work of the Church: Love

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/02/18 - 7:30am

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. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging...

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The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/02/17 - 8:30am

Monk Agapios From the Kyriakodromion of Monk Agapios The Holy Fathers of the Church have commanded us to sing and read today about the case and parable of the Publican and the Pharisee, in order that we might prepare for the spiritual struggles and warfare of Holy Lent, which is approaching. This...

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Humility – Recognizing the Need for God’s Mercy

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/02/17 - 7:25am

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. “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed...

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Luke 24:13-35

Daily Readings and Saints - Sat, 2019/02/16 - 11:00pm
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A Journey with Sinners, Lunatics and Lovers..

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/02/16 - 8:33am

Fr. Spyridon Skoutis   A lot of hesitations… Some people don’t want to go to confession, others are driven mad by being woken up early to go to church, the fast seems like a mountain, but dieting for the beach is a child’s game. You see a priest on the...

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The Road to the Cross and Resurrection Starts This Sunday

OCN Now - Sat, 2019/02/16 - 7:24am

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 you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my...

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Bringing Light to Those in Darkness

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 2:01pm

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 when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by...

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To Seek and to Save the Lost

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 10:22am

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. He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought...

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The Need to Knead

OCN Now - Fri, 2019/02/15 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   ‘If you don’t want to knead, you’ll spend ten days sifting flour’, that is, finding excuses for your laziness. The [Greek] folk saying’s got it right. And if that’s true for the genuinely tiring task of kneading bread, how much more so is it of the...

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Our ‘Good Image’

OCN Now - Thu, 2019/02/14 - 8:30am

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   It’s not unusual for people to be very concerned that others should have a good image of them. This demonstrates a lack of self-awareness, humility and seriousness. In the depths of their being, the dominant feeling is one of egotism, the basis for vanity. In other...

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Join the conversation with Bible Answer Man

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/02/13 - 8:49am

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...

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Rely on the Grace

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/02/13 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   If you allow the thought that you can rely on your own powers and proceed in that vein, then pride enters. You lose what you’ve gained and you need to start again from the beginning, to humble yourself,...

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It’s Pretty Simple – Teaching, Preaching and Healing

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/02/13 - 8:27am

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. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every...

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Follow the map

OCN Now - Wed, 2019/02/13 - 7:59am

Have you ever tried to follow a map? Sometimes it’s hard to get the hang of it, but once you get started, you just follow along the path. But if you get off track, sometimes it’s hard to get back on the right path. In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul...

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The Work of the Church: Mission

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/02/12 - 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. Where there is no vision, the people perish. (KJV) Proverbs 29:18 Many of us are familiar with Simon Sinek’s “Ted Talk” entitled “It Starts...

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That we should not despair, even though we sin often

OCN Now - Tue, 2019/02/12 - 8:30am

Saint Peter the Damascan   Even if you are not what you should be, you still ought not to despair. It’s bad enough that you’ve sinned, without maligning God by regarding Him, in your ignorance, as powerless. He it is Who, for your sake created the great universe that you...

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Baptism: We Are Part of God’s Army

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/02/11 - 10:13pm

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. For from day to day men kept coming to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of...

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The mystery of the divine ‘Being’ is the ineffable mystery of love

OCN Now - Mon, 2019/02/11 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   The truth is that the Son is the revelation of the Father and is testimony to the fact that, without a profound investigation of the mystery of sonship, it is impossible to delve into the sacred mystery of real paternity. Fatherhood...

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A Ministry of Care

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/02/10 - 1:26pm

As our parents age, we may find our roles reversed. Where our moms and dads previously cared for and nurtured us, we often become their caregivers eventually. Whether you have two parents or one, it can be challenging to assist while maintaining your own emotional and mental well being. When...

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Holy Communion – 2

OCN Now - Sun, 2019/02/10 - 8:30am

We don’t take Holy Communion just because we’re in church and something’s moved us to do so, or because others are, or because we’ve become used to doing so. We have to be prepared. First of all, we have to be aware what a special gift Holy Communion is for...

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