LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

LIVE Adult Education: Shared Experience of the Orthodox Christian Faith

Sponsored by St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD.  These are not classes on high theology that are intimidating or difficult to understand. We focus on the “down to earth” and practical ways we should understand and live our faith. In His parables to the masses, Christ always used practical...

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Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

Easter Sunday, The Feasts of all Feasts

A weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network Have you ever stopped to think why we go to church on Sunday? What’s so special about that day? Well, we find out today, on Pascha, the greatest day of the year. Today, you know, we celebrate the greatest feast of the...

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The Cross as a Means of Sanctification and Transformation of the World

The Cross as a Means of Sanctification and Transformation of the World

Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae Through the Cross, Christ sanctified His body- the link with the world. He rejected the temptations sent to Him by the world, that is to taste the pleasures, to satisfy His needs unrestrained or to avoid pain and death. If we, in the same way, ward off...

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In Praise of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

In Praise of the Myrrh-Bearing Women

I used to think it unfair that women got the dirtiest jobs. I know women who have had a baby boys pee in their faces during a diaper change. I know women who have had young children vomit in their laps. I myself have caught the vomit of a laboring...

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What Great Thursday tells us

What Great Thursday tells us

Petros Panayiotopoulos, Assistant Professor,Faculty of Theology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki As we progress towards the Passion, events unfurl with dramatic speed, rich in significance and with a breathtaking plot as they proceed towards their culmination. We’ve already seen two actions which are related to the person of Christ and which...

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The Cross and the Resurrection

The Cross and the Resurrection

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis a) The Cross leads to the Resurrection, Great Friday bears fruit on the bright Sunday of Easter. Sorrow, listlessness and despair make way for the joy and peace of the Resurrection. Without the Cross, the Resurrection is inconceivable and without the Resurrection the Cross has no point....

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The Last of the Public Teaching

The Last of the Public Teaching

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. Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it...

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Don’t Forget the Stuff that Matters Most

Don’t Forget the Stuff that Matters Most

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice, mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Matthew 23:23 The harshest Gospel of Holy Week is no doubt the one...

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Red eggs, traditional method

Red eggs, traditional method

James W. Lillie On Lazarus Saturday, I realized I couldn’t find my copy of the services for Great Week, so, naturally, I went down to the local supermarket and bought another copy. This ease of access to Church supplies (charcoal, wicks, incense, televised services for the sick and so on)...

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Palm Sunday Evening – What is the Cornerstone of Your Life?

Palm Sunday Evening – What is the Cornerstone of Your Life?

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 them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of...

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The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

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. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him...

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