The Prayer Team

“The Prayer Team” is a daily devotion written by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis. Fr. Stavros is the Parish Priest at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, Florida. It began as an opportunity to write more on the subject of prayer and now has branched into other subjects. On Monday through Friday, Fr. Stavros writes on scripture passages, and on Saturdays and Sundays, he writes on “Praying the Liturgy.” Each devotion includes a verse from scripture, a commentary from Fr. Stavros, and a short prayer that he writes to match the topic.

Who Will Take the First Step?  How About the Second?

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 26, 2017

The Church Should Be a Safe Environment

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 25, 2017

Authenticity Starts with Vulnerability

  We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what…

May 24, 2017

My Struggle is Too Ugly, So I Suffer in Silence

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 23, 2017

Mary Versus Martha

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 22, 2017

Equal Sharers of an Imperfect Nature

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   As he passed by, Jesus saw a man blind from his birth. And…

May 21, 2017

A Conversion Experience

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.”…

May 20, 2017

It’s Okay to be a “Smith” and Not a “Jones”

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 19, 2017

Content Being Fake

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 18, 2017

Authenticity Starts with Christ

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 17, 2017

The Need for Authentic Relationships

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   Authentic Relationships Let love be genuine; hate what is…

May 16, 2017

A Special Anniversary and Why It’s Important to Worship

The OCN family is sending prayers and warmest wishes for a speedy recovery to Fr. Stavros following his surgery.  We hope his recovery period finds him…

May 15, 2017