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“Modern Christian Martyrs”

We have all heard about refugees in the news. We have all seen the situation in Syria in the news. But have you taken the time to be a witness to the plight…

Mar 09, 2017
The Prayer Team

Tweaking Versus Transforming

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice,…

Mar 09, 2017
The Prayer Team

What Is Prayer?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ   Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  Ephesians 6:18   Good…

Mar 08, 2017
The Prayer Team

Why We Need Stillness and Silence

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ   And the Lord said to Elijah, “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.”  And…

Mar 07, 2017
The Prayer Team

Great Compline

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ O Lord, my God, I call for help by day; I cry out in the night before Thee.  Let my prayer come before…

Mar 06, 2017
The Prayer Team

Come and See What?

Scriptures of the Triodion Sunday of Orthodoxy The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip…

Mar 05, 2017
The Prayer Team

It’s Not About the Rules; It’s About Growing Closer to the Lord

Scriptures of the Triodion Third Saturday of the Souls One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grain fields; and as they made their way His disciples began…

Mar 04, 2017
Orthodox News

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to Continue Successful Fellowships at the UN

NEW YORK ‒ The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is inviting graduate and…

Mar 03, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Salutations

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ   And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He…

Mar 03, 2017
The Prayer Team

The Prayer of St. Ephraim

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have…

Mar 02, 2017
The Children's Word

Greater things than these!

Have you ever heard somebody say, “You haven’t seen anything yet!” Maybe you saw a show or a play or a performance, and you were so impressed with…

Mar 01, 2017
The Prayer Team

Pre-Sanctified Liturgy

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Jesus said “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.”  John 6:56  …

Mar 01, 2017