St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

  We arrived at the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra on Mt. Athos in Greece, and it was freezing out. It was the first day of Great Lent.  The monks always fast strictly, and especially so during these first three days.  Of course their prayer life gives them the strength to...

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Always Be Thankful,  Να Eίμαστε Eυγνώμονες,

Always Be Thankful, Να Eίμαστε Eυγνώμονες,

  We should be thankful As we read from the Gospel of this Sunday Jesus healed ten lepers but only one returned to thank Him. This should tell us a lot about how grateful we should be to Him for all the goods He offers to us, along with the...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 20 , 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 20 , 2016

    Today’s Epistle Reading St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 149.5,1 The saints shall rejoice in glory. Verse: Sing to the Lord a new song. Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

This Week in Orthodoxy, January 15th, 2016

  Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Orthodox Christians Worldwide celebrate Epiphany in many different ways The Philoxenia Mission House for...

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Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

Epiphany and the Unapproachable Light

    In this sermon, Fr. Lazarakis talks about Epiphany and the unapproachable light of God.  Looking into the hymnology of the great feast, we identify Christ as Light, as a guide through the darkness of this world.  But instead of looking to Christ, we look to man-made lights and...

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To Be Made Well

To Be Made Well

Be Transfigured – To Be Made Well The Church does a wonderful job teaching what we should and should not do in our daily lives. But when we fall short of the Church’s teachings, many of us are too ashamed or feel shunned, to even approach the Church in repentance. What’s...

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Daily Devotion, January 19: To Stand, or Sit, or Kneel, That is the Question

Daily Devotion, January 19: To Stand, or Sit, or Kneel, That is the Question

And a leper came to Jesus beseeching Him, and kneeling said to Him, “If You will, You can make me clean.”  Mark 1:40   Good morning Prayer Team! Continuing our series on prayer, how to pray and why it is important to pray, today’s topic addresses the posture of prayer. ...

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