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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The Joy of the Annunciation

The Joy of the Annunciation

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   The Feast of the Annunciation lends a pre-Paschal feeling to Great Lent, during which it always falls. The atmosphere of compunction recedes and gives way to the joy of the great feast. This is why we have a dispensation to eat fish. The hymns, the celebrations...

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Homily on the Annunciation

Homily on the Annunciation

Saint Gregory the Wonder-Worker, Bishop of New Caesarea (ca. 213-270)   Today Gabriel, who stands before God, came to the pure virgin, announcing the glad tidings: ‘Hail, you who are full of grace’. She tried to think what kind of salutation this might be. But the angel went straight on...

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Thankfully, She Said “Yes” – Will You?

Thankfully, She Said “Yes” – Will You?

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. After these days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and for five months she hid herself, saying, “Thus the Lord has done to me in...

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Saint Gregory Palamas and the Hesychasts (2nd Sunday in Lent)

Saint Gregory Palamas and the Hesychasts (2nd Sunday in Lent)

Pavlos Mouktaroudis   The second Sunday in Lent is devoted to Saint Gregory Palamas (14th century), a hesychast from the Holy Mountain and later Archbishop of Thessaloniki. Saint Gregory Palamas defended the hesychasts of the Holy Mountain who were being mocked and attacked by the person who expressed the spirit...

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The Importance of Friends and a Prayer Answered in Christ’s Way

The Importance of Friends and a Prayer Answered in Christ’s Way

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 when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so...

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The Community of Christians: A Wondrous Network

The Community of Christians: A Wondrous Network

It is quite easy to be dismissive of the power that can be found in the Church, the Body of Christ. But there is a spiritual power and a physical edification that awaits any individual who involves themselves in fostering community with fellow Christians. This should be considered a necessity...

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How is Death Overcome?

How is Death Overcome?

Archimandrite Iakovos Kanakis   We can’t accept that God is the ‘maker’ of the wrongs we see all around us. It’s not possible that God created corruption, pain, sickness and, finally, death. But then, how do they exist? There are a variety of explanations and, of course, the Church has...

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Why We Keep Repeating the Same Liturgical Cycle

Why We Keep Repeating the Same Liturgical Cycle

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, “Thou, Lord, didst found the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands; they will perish, but...

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The Great Feast of the Annunciation

The Great Feast of the Annunciation

Pleased to share with you a short videoscribe presentation by Dr. Eve Tibbs about the The Great Feast of the Annunciation in the Orthodox Church that was created as a discussion starter for a high school Sunday school class. About:  Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs (PhD, Theology) is an Affiliate Professor of Theology...

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Miracles of Saint Diomidis

Miracles of Saint Diomidis

Saint Neofytos Recluse   When his enemies became aware of his presence, they followed him, because they wanted to find out who it was who’d come to Trifyllios, where he’d come from and where he was staying. Five hundred Hagarenes were on his heels. The first miracle The young...

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