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“A pearl in the mud”

Wed, 2018/10/31 - 7:04am

Have you ever found some money on the ground? Maybe a coin or two in the dirt, or a dollar bill on the floor somewhere? Most people would get excited about that, and they would snatch that money up! Today we hear a Gospel reading about something else that’s valuable!...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Wed, 2018/10/31 - 6:53am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Eleven God Takes Care...

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Hell and Heaven

Tue, 2018/10/30 - 7:25am

Panteleïmon Tomazos   The position of Orthodox Dogmatic teaching is that heaven and hell are not two limited places where the righteous are rewarded and the unrighteous punished after death, nor that hell is a region of concrete instruments of torture. Heaven and hell are states and forms of relationship...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Tue, 2018/10/30 - 6:42am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Ten We Can’t Fool...

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Knowledge of God is Achieved through Love for Him

Mon, 2018/10/29 - 7:20am

Christoforos Papadopoulos, Theologian   It’s been said that good is to be identified with God, and that therefore knowledge of it is tantamount to knowledge of God. And because God’s a person, not an idea, knowledge of Him is realized through personal communication with Him. The more we love God...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Mon, 2018/10/29 - 6:28am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Nine Beating With One...

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British testimony concerning the miracle of Our Lady in 1940

Sun, 2018/10/28 - 7:30am

Supernatural Assistance (Michael Palairet, British Ambassador to Greece at the time of the war, in 1940) No. 306 From the British Embassy, Athens December 9, 1940. Dear Sir, In my letter No. 293 of 23 November, I mentioned the widely-held belief that the Greek Army enjoys the protection of Our...

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Don’t Give Up, Even If Life is Tough

Sun, 2018/10/28 - 7:16am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Seventh Sunday of Luke And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at Jesus’ feet he besought Him to come to his house, for...

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A New Creation

Sat, 2018/10/27 - 2:09pm

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh that would compel you to...

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Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 2

Sat, 2018/10/27 - 7:25am

James W. Lillie Another point of interest is that the church of Saint Dimitrios, for 60 years (1430-1490) remained as part of the local Church, when almost all the other churches in Thessaloniki had been turned into mosques after the fall of the city to the Turks in 1430. This...

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Being a Christian Isn’t Always Going to Make You Popular

Fri, 2018/10/26 - 8:33am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. Demetrios This I command you, to love one another. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the...

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Watching in the Dark: Horror Films and Spiritual Reality

Fri, 2018/10/26 - 7:50am

Does the genre of horror complement the physical and spiritual parameters of our  current existence? It’s that time of year again when otherworldly creatures roam the streets.  Ghostly figures, warty faces, the walking dead – no, not NBN salespeople, but greedy children trick-or-treating. Another tradition is television networks filling their...

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Saint Dimitrios The Myrrh-Yielder – 1

Fri, 2018/10/26 - 7:20am

James W. Lillie Saint Dimitrios is the protector and patron saint of Thessaloniki, a saint from whose relics myrrh flows and also a Great Martyr. There are actually conflicting accounts in the sources, but the overwhelming view is that he was born and bred in Thessaloniki. As a young man,...

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The Saints Reveal the Truly Free Person

Thu, 2018/10/25 - 7:20am

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   An important place in Biblical and Patristic thought is accorded to the battle against the fear of death and Satan and to the achievement of freedom, in Christ, from all forms of self-interest and necessity. ‘I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Thu, 2018/10/25 - 6:56am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Eight Repentance and Conversion...

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The Repercussions of the Decisions of the Seventh Ecumenical Synod in the West

Wed, 2018/10/24 - 7:20am

Panteleimon Levakos, Theologian   The second month of the Church’s year is linked to the celebration of the Seventh Ecumenical Synod. This was a synod which was accompanied by one of the most violent interventions by the State in the internal affairs of the Church. The iconoclast dispute was the...

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Jesus’s close friends

Wed, 2018/10/24 - 7:16am

Have you ever told something to your good friends that you didn’t want to tell just everybody? Did you have a toy or a special story that you shared only with your closest friends? In today’s Gospel reading, we hear about two special miracles that our Lord Jesus Christ did...

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Commissioned to Be Apostles: Love, Worship, Community, Learning, Service

Wed, 2018/10/24 - 7:03am

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you.”  John 20:21 The Book of Acts and the Early Ecclesia—Part Seven Monumental Growth was a...

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Giving Honor to Others and to the Lord 

Tue, 2018/10/23 - 8:33am

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Feast of St. James, the Brother of the Lord And coming to His own country Jesus taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this Man...

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Four Steps to Forgiving Financial Sins

Tue, 2018/10/23 - 8:23am

You did all the right things when you developed your financial plan. You stated your goals, you developed your budget, and you swore up and down that you would save a certain amount of money per month. But it didn’t happen. Your credit score is bad, you had to borrow...

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