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.

The Importance of the Proverbs

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ   The Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel: That men may know wisdom and instruction,…

Mar 16, 2017

The Curtain of the Temple

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary.  For a tent was…

Mar 15, 2017

The Beauty of the Psalms

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside…

Mar 14, 2017

Reading the Bible

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for…

Mar 13, 2017

The Importance of Friends

Scriptures of the Triodion Second Sunday of Great Lent–St. Gregory Palamas And when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported…

Mar 12, 2017

The Essence and Energies of God—St. Gregory Palamas

Scriptures of the Triodion Second Saturday of Great Lent No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known….

Mar 11, 2017

Creating a Prayer Routine

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ And after Jesus had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening…

Mar 10, 2017

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

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

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

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

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