Daily Reading for December 22, 2015

Daily Reading for December 22, 2015

      St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 9:8-23 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Oh God, hear my cry. BRETHREN, the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary is not yet opened as long as the outer tent is still standing...

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Myriam Has Returned with a Message of Forgiveness.

Myriam Has Returned with a Message of Forgiveness.

  Recently, ABCnews.com aired a follow-up interview  with a sweet girl named Myriam.  Her message: forgiveness. She told ABC News “20/20” co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas,  “Jesus said ‘forgive each other, love each other the way I love you…’” You might remember Myriam from this lovely video by SAT-7 KIDS, a popular children’s show...

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OCMC News – IRA Charitable Distribution Rule Permanent

OCMC News – IRA Charitable Distribution Rule Permanent

OCMC News – IRA Charitable Distribution Rule Permanent by Orthodox Christian Mission Center (Posted 12/21/2015)   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is pleased to share with you that this week Congress made the Qualified Charitable Distribution rule permanent! That means, that if you...

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IOCC Offers Aid to Ethiopia

IOCC Offers Aid to Ethiopia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOCC Assists Communities Affected By Drought Emergency in Ethiopia December 21, 2015 (Baltimore, MD) International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) announced that they are releasing emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in Ethiopia in decades. IOCC, an ACT Alliance...

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Christmas with Thanksgiving; Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα

Christmas with Thanksgiving; Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα

  Christmas with Thanksgiving In this program, Dimitris discusses how the Divine Mysteries through humility, love and gratitude, allow us to experience the real joy of the Incarnation of Christ. Ευχαριστιακά Χριστούγεννα Για άλλη μια φορά οφείλουμε να τονίσουμε οτι μόνο μέσα στους κόλπους της Εκκλησίας, μόνο μέσα απο τη...

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2016 GOA Yearbook Now Available Online

2016 GOA Yearbook Now Available Online

  2016 Archdiocesan Yearbook Dedicated to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew- Now Available Online NEW YORK – The 2016 Yearbook of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is dedicated to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of His Enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch.  The book is now available...

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 The Icon of the Nativity

 The Icon of the Nativity

  The birth of Jesus Christ in a manger is one we have heard since the beginning of our Orthodox lives. Emperor Augustus decreed that everyone should return to their birthplace for a census. Mary and Joseph were descendants of King David and Bethlehem was in the city of David....

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Changing Your World, Part 3: Loving Your World

Changing Your World, Part 3: Loving Your World

We all have someone who accepted us into their influence and gave us encouragement, respect, hope.  It is now our turn to accept new people into our circle of influence, expanding it in a way that would please God.  Comparing Christ’s open arms as He hung on the cross, our...

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Nativity Devotion, December 21: Meaningful Gifts

Nativity Devotion, December 21: Meaningful Gifts

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! The Magi did not come empty-handed to visit the Christ-child.  They brought Him treasures, gifts that they considered valuable, gifts that befit the “king” they were coming to visit.  They presumably brought...

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