Saint Anthimos, the Fool for Christ (+1867)

Saint Anthimos, the Fool for Christ (+1867)

Saint Anthimos was from Sofia, Bulgaria, where he was a married, parish-priest. In 1841, after his wife reposed, he went to Mount Athos and was tonsured as a monk at Simonopetra Monastery. He began to act like a fool for Christ in order to hide his spirituality and closeness to...

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Let’s not be overwhelmed

Let’s not be overwhelmed

Saint Ambrose of Milan   ‘Don’t let us fall into temptation that we can’t withstand’. As if we were athletes wishing to compete and asking for the strength to resist our opponent, which in this case is sin. The Lord, Who took our sins upon His shoulders and forgave our...

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The Angels

The Angels

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Figures of the Nativity And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among...

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True Knowledge of God and of the Self

True Knowledge of God and of the Self

Saint Justin Popovich   An excerpt from Put Bogopoznanja (The Path to Knowledge of God) Only the nous that has been cleansed of the passions and the darkness of sin and has been sanctified by the Grace of the Holy Spirit is in a position to sense and conceive of...

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Saint Nicholas, the Saint of the Seas

Saint Nicholas, the Saint of the Seas

Alexandros Christodoulou   Saint Nicholas was born at the south-east corner of Asia Minor, in the town of Patara, in the 3rd century (at the time of the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian) of devout and rich parents, who had been childless for many years. From an early age it...

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St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Real Santa Claus And Jesus came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea...

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Breaking out of jail

Breaking out of jail

Have you ever played police, or capture the flag, or freeze tag? Do you remember the feeling when you get out of jail, or when you get unfrozen? You’re free! In today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul reminds us that we are free now too. We know that our Lord, Jesus...

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Faith as a Prerequisite for Salvation, in the Prophet Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul

Faith as a Prerequisite for Salvation, in the Prophet Habakkuk and the Apostle Paul

Protopresbyter Spyridon Lontos   The prophet Habakkuk , one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, lived in Palestine in the 7th century B.C., at a time before the southern kingdom was conquered by the Babylonians (587) and lost its religious centre, the Temple of Solomon. In his...

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The Shepherds

The Shepherds

  Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Shepherds And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  Luke 2:8 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they...

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Syrian Saints: Barbara of Heliopolis & John of Damascus

Syrian Saints: Barbara of Heliopolis & John of Damascus

James W. Lillie   The Holy Great Martyr Barbara lived and suffered during the reign of the emperor Maximian (305-311). Her father, Dioskoros, was a rich pagan, a prominent citizen in Ilioupolis in Syria. After the death of his wife, he devoted himself to the upbringing of his only daughter....

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