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The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 20: It’s How We Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

Peter answered Jesus, “Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water.”  He said, “Come.”  So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the…

Jan 20, 2016
Iconography and Saints

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…

Jan 19, 2016
The Prayer Team

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!…

Jan 19, 2016
Orthodox News

An advisory session of the Orthodox Antiochian Synod, on the Great Orthodox Synod

Balamand on January 11-2016   An advisory session of the Orthodox Antiochian Synod, on the Great Orthodox Synod The Antiochian Synod discussed in…

Jan 18, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 18: Let Us Thank Him for Our Food

Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish He looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke, and gave…

Jan 18, 2016
Orthodox News

Alilo and the Old Calendar

Photo Source: CNN OCN promotes good practices and values that are apart of a strong Orthodox culture. Living the Faith is a major portion of what we aspire…

Jan 16, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 17: Giving Glory to God

And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do; for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name.” Moses…

Jan 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, January 16: Sing and Make Melody to the Lord

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness…

Jan 15, 2016
The Prayer Team

Daily Devotion, Friday January 15: How Often Should I Pray?

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I Thessalonians 5:16-18   Good…

Jan 15, 2016
Come Receive the Light

Sanctity of Life and Sacred Music

  Orthodox Christians for Life are gathering once again for the Washington, DC March for Life on January 22, 2016 marking the 43rd Anniversary of…

Jan 14, 2016
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

Human Trafficking in the US is Real

  Human Trafficking not only south of the border but in South Carolina. On January 13, 2016,  SCNOW.COM reported that a 22-year-old man in South…

Jan 14, 2016
Orthodox News

Orthodox Host Retreat Following March for Life

  WASHINGTON, DC Friday, January 22, 2016 marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States,…

Jan 14, 2016