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 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

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

Joyful Sadness

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Truly, truly I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful,…

Feb 28, 2017

Clean Monday

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  Psalm 51:10   Good…

Feb 27, 2017

Forgiveness

Scriptures of the Triodion Forgiveness Sunday Jesus said, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father also will forgive you; but if…

Feb 26, 2017

Simple, Private and Sincere

Scriptures of the Triodion Second Saturday of Souls Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you…

Feb 25, 2017

The Lenten Covenant

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him “I am God Almighty,…

Feb 24, 2017

To What Degree Fasting?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  And He fasted…

Feb 23, 2017

Worship-Setting Some Goals for Lent

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them.”…

Feb 22, 2017

The Need for Growth—Setting Some Goals

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ I press on towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Philippians…

Feb 21, 2017

What is Great Lent?

The Journey to the Cross and Resurrection of Christ But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things,…

Feb 21, 2017

Love: The Basis of Our Judgment

Scriptures of the Triodion Sunday of the Last Judgment Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will…

Feb 19, 2017