A New American Saint?

A New American Saint?

Could we have a new American-born Orthodox saint?  Over the weekend, the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) gathered to move the interred body of Vladyka (Archbishop) Dmitri  from Restland Cemetery to the Saint Seraphim Cathedral in Dallas.   Vladyka Dmitri fell asleep in the Lord in August 2011, and was buried...

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Learn About PISTEVO and Michael Psaros

Learn About PISTEVO and Michael Psaros

On March 5, 2016, The National Herald published an article highlighting Faith in Pictures & Love in Action,  “If Michael Psaros Believes in You, or Your Company, Good Things Happen”.  To learn more, visit The National Herald and visit The Art of Belief to watch the epic film, PISTEVO. With the...

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Agape Love vs. Erotic Love

Agape Love vs. Erotic Love

  Saint Valentine In our Western world and culture, February 14th is  Valentine’s Day, a day given to honor romantic love known in Greek as eros.  It is called Valentine’s day, but not too long ago, it was still called St. Valentine’s day.  According to legend, and there are conflicting legends, St....

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Listen to the Daily Reading for the Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

Listen to the Daily Reading for the Sunday of the Canaanite Woman

February 14, 2016 Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1 Prokeimenon. Mode Plagal 4. Psalm 75.11,1 Make your vows to the Lord our God and perform them.  Verse: God is known in Judah; his name is great in Israel. Brethren, you are the temple of the living God;...

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Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Will the Real St. Valentine Please Stand Up? 

Cancel your plans for February 14! As many of us prepare to celebrate Valentine’s day, I thought it would be nice to explore a little bit of the day’s history. As we might expect from our experience with Christmas, the celebration of this secularized holiday bears very little resemblance to...

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Remembering the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

Remembering the 21 Coptic Christian Martyrs

February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is when we remember romance, love and fidelity.   Ironically, Saint Valentine wasn’t known for his smooth moves of love.  He was a martyred bishop from the 3rd century.  It seems we’ve found ourselves celebrating a saint whose witness has lost its meaning. On February 15th we...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Meletius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Meletius

  Saint Peter’s First Universal Letter 1:1-25; 2:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 98.9,1 Exalt the Lord our God. Verse: The Lord reigns; let the people tremble. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the exiles of the Dispersion in Pontos, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, chosen and destined by God the...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for the Life of Saint Theodora

Listen to the Daily Reading for the Life of Saint Theodora

  EPISTLE READING, Saint Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth.  Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Brethren, since we have a high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Haralambos

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Haralambos

  EPISTLE READING, Saint Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Timothy, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me before many witnesses...

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Listen to the Daily Reading, Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord

Listen to the Daily Reading, Leavetaking of the Presentation of Our Lord

  February 9, 2016 EPISTLE READING Saint James’ Universal Letter 3:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 63.11,1 The righteous shall rejoice in the Lord. Verse: Oh God, hear my cry. Brethren, let not many of you become teachers, for you know that we who teach shall be judged with greater strictness....

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Listen to the Daily Reading, Prophet Zacharias

Listen to the Daily Reading, Prophet Zacharias

  February 8, 2016 EPISTLE READING St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 67.35,26 God is wonderful among his saints. Verse: Bless God in the congregations. Brethren, God who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for February 7, 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for February 7, 2016

    EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6:1-10 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 28.11,1 The Lord will give strength to his people. Verse: Bring to the Lord, O sons of God, bring to the Lord honor and glory. BRETHREN, working together with him, then, we entreat you...

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