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Your Body is a Temple

4 hours 21 min ago

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant...

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The Work of the Church: Learning

Fri, 2019/02/22 - 6:41pm

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. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the...

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Find an Orthodox Christian Counselor Near You

Fri, 2019/02/22 - 5:24pm

Did you know that there are individual licensed Orthodox Christian Counselors throughout the United States?  Reach out to one in your area.  Orthodox Christian Network partnered up to share The Orthodox Mental Health Professional Directory. It began thanks to a group of licensed mental health professionals, who are also priests...

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The Work of the Church: Community

Fri, 2019/02/22 - 10:00am

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. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 This morning’s reflection begins by defining three Greek words.  First is...

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Again, on sorrows and patience

Fri, 2019/02/22 - 8:38am

Saint Dimitri of Rostov   Patience in trials is a sure way of uniting ourselves to God. Complaining separates us from God, so patience forges our union with Him. So if you suffer all your trials with patience and gratitude, for His sake, He will reward you with eternal bliss....

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Getting in trouble?

Fri, 2019/02/22 - 8:23am

Can you think about a time you did something really wrong? Maybe you thought you would get in really big trouble for it. Maybe you really felt sorry about it, and you wished you hadn’t done it. In today’s Gospel reading, we read the story of the Prodigal Son. Remember,...

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Orthodox Christian Response to the Sanctity of Life

Thu, 2019/02/21 - 10:35am

The state of New York abortion law granted significant legal protection after the 24th week of gestation. What are your thoughts on the newest bill? Join Dr. Timothy Patitsas, Professor of Ethics at Hellenic College Holy Cross and watch as he discusses the sanctity of life. Full discussion to follow.  Read the Assembly of...

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Are There Wonder-Working Icons?

Thu, 2019/02/21 - 8:36am

Elder Epifanios Theodoropoulos †   We Orthodox don’t worship icons, or the saints, the angels or even Our Most Holy Lady the Mother of God. We worship only God in the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We honour and glorify the saints, the angels and, even more the...

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Understanding and Living Our Faith: When Cynicism is Sin-a-cism

Wed, 2019/02/20 - 11:18pm

I think cynicism is part of the zeitgeist today, or spirit of the age. Judging by global online comments I see on social media it would seem cynicism is a worldwide issue. I believe that for many of us, we need to crucify cynicism in our hearts. We understand sin...

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The Work of the Church: Worship

Wed, 2019/02/20 - 5:45pm

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 as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. I Corinthians 11:26...

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The Gift of Far-sight and Other Miraculous Events

Wed, 2019/02/20 - 8:30am

Manolis Karakostas   Another phenomenon which many who visit monastics have observed is the gift of far-sight which some of these people have. Often the Elders know names and situations regarding their visitors without the latter having mentioned the issue they’ve come to raise. Many such instances have been recorded,...

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St. Philothei of Athens 1522-1589

Tue, 2019/02/19 - 8:30am

St. Philothei lived in the Turkish-occupied, sixteenth-century Athens. Her spiritual and social work was groundbreaking, especially for a woman of that era. It was accomplished within the Church and dedicated to the service of the Greek people as a continuation and consequence of Orthodoxy and Romanity. On 19 October 1589,...

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The Work of the Church: Agape Love

Tue, 2019/02/19 - 7:09am

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. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said...

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God will not abandon us go further down

Mon, 2019/02/18 - 8:30am

Anthimos Ananiadis, Actor   Watch Now  Anthimos Ananiadis is talking about his plans, about bringing his experience from the American movie factory in Greece and creating a new movie with spiritual characteristics about a Greek orthodox hero. In his job he is realising the presence of God who is not...

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Work of the Church: Love

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

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

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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A Journey with Sinners, Lunatics and Lovers..

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

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

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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