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The Prayer Team

The Divine Thanksgiving

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that…

Nov 23, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 2: A Brief History of Time

With Apologies to Stephen Hawking for the borrowed phrase, we now dive into what the Divine Liturgy is about, starting at the very beginning. The first…

Nov 22, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Impressed During Visits to HCHC

His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America, and Chairman of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Board of Trustees…

Nov 22, 2016
Orthodox News

Thanksgiving Explained

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature inspirational writings that serve as reminders of ‘Sparks of Good’ and examples of God’s…

Nov 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Thankful Heart Helps Us to See and Know God

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find…

Nov 22, 2016
The Prayer Team

There is a Difference Between Gratitude and Thanksgiving

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with…

Nov 21, 2016
The Prayer Team

A Personal Invitation from Christ to You

So, faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  I Corinthians 13:13   Good morning Prayer Team! With the fear of God, faith…

Nov 20, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Book Review: Shepherding Sam

Saucer is a Corgi, and anyone who know anything about Corgis knows that they’re herders. They’ve been helping herd flocks for almost as long…

Nov 20, 2016
The Prayer Team

The Final Preparation of the Eucharist

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Revelation 21:2 Good morning…

Nov 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

Have You Ever Asked the Lord What He Wants for Christmas?

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1   O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth…

Nov 18, 2016
The Prayer Team

Four Lines Direct Us

LET US GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD I give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart. Psalm 9:1 The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts;…

Nov 17, 2016
Orthodox Seminary News

St. Tikhon’s Choirs Perform Russian Orthodox Sacred Music at Eastern University

On Sunday, November 6th, a combined choir — led by Benedict Sheehan of St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary — including St. Tikhon’s…

Nov 16, 2016