Daily Reading for December 4, 2015

Daily Reading for December 4, 2015

    St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5 Prokeimenon. Mode 4.  Psalm 67.35,26 God is wonderful among his saints. Verse: Bless God in the congregations. BRETHREN, before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under restraint until faith should be revealed. So that the law was...

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Greek Lives in Crisis

Greek Lives in Crisis

  I have always wondered about the human limits of endurance during hardship so, ironically speaking of course, I am getting the chance to find out… in Greece. There is a “dark” joke circulating among the Greeks lately, that goes like this: If you are diagnosed with a fatal illness...

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The Church as Memory Palace

The Church as Memory Palace

    Why We Need to Take Our Children to Liturgy Have you ever found yourself remembering a place while you think? I remember the first time I noticed this habit in myself. In 7th grade, I went to my mom, also an avid reader, one night after finishing an...

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Byzantine Chanters Release Christmas Album

Byzantine Chanters Release Christmas Album

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina.  In preparation for one of the most joyful days of the Orthodox church, the feast of the Birth of Jesus Christ, two chanters are using their voices and an ancient tradition to tell the story of the Nativity. The Christmas album, “Byzantine Ark- Nativity of God Incarnate,”...

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Missed Bible Study? – Session 38 Archive – LIVE Bible Study

Missed Bible Study? – Session 38 Archive – LIVE Bible Study

Missed Bible Study This Week? Watch the Session 38 Archive of the LIVE Bible Study- The Church of the Holy Apostles – The Book of Acts With Fr. Athanasios C. Haros  Watch the LIVE Bible Study from Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7 p.m. EST on the Book of Acts – 17.1 – 15 –...

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Nativity Devotion, December 3: He Came with Great Humility

Nativity Devotion, December 3: He Came with Great Humility

   “And this will be a sign for you. You will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  Luke 2:12   Good morning Prayer Team! For centuries, God’s people had been hearing prophecies about a promised Messiah, a deliverer.  The prophecies contained Messianic signs, things...

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Orthodox Couple Celebrates 80 Plus Years of Marriage

Orthodox Couple Celebrates 80 Plus Years of Marriage

In Connecticut, there has been another example of the Orthodox way of life, better yet another example of the power of the Orthodox Christian faith in marriage.  John and Ann Betar have now been married for 83 years!  John is 104 and Ann is 100.  In 2013, they were given...

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OCMC and Kenya Get Help from OCA Diocese of the Midwest

OCMC and Kenya Get Help from OCA Diocese of the Midwest

  Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel  worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us...

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Daily Reading for December 3, 2015

Daily Reading for December 3, 2015

  St. Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 6:17-21 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. TIMOTHY, my son, charge the rich in this world not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches...

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