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We trust Christ’s words!

Thu, 2019/04/11 - 6:53pm

Can you think of somebody you really trust? When you trust somebody you’ve heard what he or she has said in the past. You believe him, because what he said was true! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about a time Jesus was with His disciples, walking to Jerusalem. As...

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Intimacy – Vulnerability

Thu, 2019/04/11 - 9:47am

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. “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no man than this, that a...

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A message to Japanese

Thu, 2019/04/11 - 8:30am

Watch now At the last part of his interview to Pemptousia, Nobuyuki-Gheoghe Nukina, Japanese karate fighter, is sending a message to Japanese people about orthodoxy. Source: pemptousia.com ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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Evangelism—Supporting “Mission” Causes

Wed, 2019/04/10 - 9:34am

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. Jesus said to His disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you,...

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Suffering unjustly

Wed, 2019/04/10 - 8:30am

Saint Arsenie Boca   It’s better for you to suffer evil than to become the cause of evil. The sorrow of someone who’s suffering unjustly is preferable to the joy of someone who’s working with injustice. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is...

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Reaching People Today

Tue, 2019/04/09 - 9:41am

“A lot of adults learn a great deal about the faith when the priest is directing his comments to children. It’s simple! There’s nothing like a Children’s Homily.” – Fr. Chad Hatfield Watch now and continue the conversation. What is something you learned at a children’s sermon? Watch now as...

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Miracles of Saint Theosevios (2)

Tue, 2019/04/09 - 8:40am

Saint Neofytos Recluse   The crows One time, when the same monk was busy elsewhere, a couple of crows came and ate all his pulses and everything else he had to eat. When the monk returned and saw the damage to his foodstuffs, he began, in his simplicity, to chide...

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Evangelism—However, We Should Go to “Africa”

Tue, 2019/04/09 - 3:06am

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. Evangelism, as we are discussing, is sharing the message of Christ with others. The “others” includes everyone that isn’t us. We must share this...

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Evangelism—You Don’t Need to Go to Africa to go on a Mission

Tue, 2019/04/09 - 2:55am

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 He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore that the Lord of harvest send out...

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The Ascetic Life (4th Sunday of Great Lent)

Mon, 2019/04/08 - 8:35am

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari For the secular people of today, focusing on an ascetic saint represents a problem. How can the ascetic figure of Saint John, the author of the Ladder, speak to us, when he acquired and preserved the Grace of God through tears, prayers, and spiritual asceticism? In...

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4th Sunday in Lent

Sun, 2019/04/07 - 8:25am

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period [Lent], then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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Fighting a Cross-Less Christianity

Sun, 2019/04/07 - 3:47am

One of the most difficult things for human persons to face is rejection.  Think of a time in your life when you felt rejected. Think of the feelings you had – sadness, betrayal, alienation and aloneness, and, for even a moment, a bitter lack of love and confidence in oneself....

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Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Sun, 2019/04/07 - 2:48am

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 one of the crowd answered Jesus, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it...

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Who the Heck was Melchizedek?

Sat, 2019/04/06 - 2:36pm

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 when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying,...

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The Cross and the Crucified Lord

Sat, 2019/04/06 - 8:35am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Orthodox faith, my beloved friends, is called ‘symbolic’, because it’s expressed in symbols. In other words, it’s expressed in simple signs, though these actually have profound significance and meaning. One of these signs, the most important and most sacred, is the Cross. We shouldn’t...

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The Old Testament Readings in the Triodio

Fri, 2019/04/05 - 8:36am

Georgios Zaravelas, Theologian   Great Lent is the most holy and the most conservative time in the liturgical year. Among the ancient ritual customs during this period is the particular arrangement of the readings of extracts from books of the Old Testament. In the 7th century, such readings formed the...

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Evangelism – The Forgotten Charge

Fri, 2019/04/05 - 5:57am

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 came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make...

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Evangelism—I Care About My (Non-Christian) Neighbor’s Salvation

Fri, 2019/04/05 - 5:30am

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. As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a...

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Fellowship – Inclusion

Thu, 2019/04/04 - 11:30am

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. On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we...

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Miracles of Saint Theosevios

Thu, 2019/04/04 - 8:30am

Saint Neofytos Recluse   The deaf man and another who was blind Some time later, two people were walking along the road, one of whom was deaf and was holding the hand of the other, who was blind. The blind man heard wonderful hymn-singing and joyful, melodic voices and said...

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