Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

Celebrating St. Nicholas: When Santa Went to Jail

The Nativity Fast has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner. Trees are soon to be decorated. Children around the world will make lists, check them twice and anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus. However, parents beware! Jolly old St. Nick served time in prison. I’m not kidding!...

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When You Are Feeling Down

When You Are Feeling Down

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Go-To Verses from the Bible The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18   Good morning Prayer Team! Most of us are familiar with the story...

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The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

James W. Lillie   In an interview with an Italian TV network, Pope Francis of Rome said recently that the current language of the Lord’s prayer ‘is not a good translation.’… The problem, as he sees it, is that the prayer asks God to ‘lead us not into temptation, but...

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Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Form and Substance (Luke 13, 10-17)

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   Today’s Gospel reading is a clear and stark indictment of formalism in religion. Saint Luke tells us that Christ cured someone on the Sabbath and this was cause enough for Him to come into conflict with the Judaism of His time, which had transformed the commandments...

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