Daily Reading for December 30, 2015, Saint Anysia

Daily Reading for December 30, 2015, Saint Anysia

  St. James’ Universal Letter 1:1-18 Prokeimenon. Mode 3. Luke 1: 46-48 My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has regarded the humility of his servant. JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the...

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Monk Wins Singing Competition 

Monk Wins Singing Competition 

  And I don’t mean Thelonious Monk, the famous jazz musician. With 76% of the votes for the win on Russia’s version of The Voice, 28 year old, Hiermonk Photios, sang “Per Te” (“For You”.) “The fact that I went on stage thrills and agitates people. [When watching the TV...

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Greek Christmas Carols, “Forty Days and Forty Nights”

Greek Christmas Carols, “Forty Days and Forty Nights”

    Growing up in a Greek home we often heard Kalanda, Christmas carols.  This is a traditional Christmas carol from Western Thrace. I enjoy the lyrical flow of the music.  I hope you enjoy it as well. Christ is Born! Glorify Him!   Σαράντα μέρες, σαράντα νύχτες η Παναγιά...

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Be a Man

Be a Man

  Do you know what it means to be a man? The definition of manhood has changed throughout history and varies throughout cultures.  Are “real” men hunters?  Are they protectors?  Do men nurture and allow themselves to be vulnerable? I’ve recently seen an ad for Faithtree, a ministry of St. Michael...

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Work with the Grain

Work with the Grain

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 in raising...

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Two Ways of Responding to the Good News

Two Ways of Responding to the Good News

Be Transfigured – Two Ways of Responding to the Good News When we hear the Good News of Christmas, we get to choose how we respond. We can respond as Herod the King with rage because we don’t want to give up our comforts and material way of life. We can...

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The Work and Vision of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

The Work and Vision of the Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

    Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a...

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Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Nativity Devotion, December 29: Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children

Rachel Is Still Weeping for Her Children Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according...

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