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.

You Can’t Have it Both Ways

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Fruits of the Spirit The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…

May 30, 2017

Memorial Day

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall…

May 29, 2017

I Believe – Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team.   When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes…

May 28, 2017

Protecting the Church from Harm

We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not…

May 27, 2017

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