Miracles of Saint Theosevios (2)

Miracles of Saint Theosevios (2)

Saint Neofytos Recluse   The crows One time, when the same monk was busy elsewhere, a couple of crows came and ate all his pulses and everything else he had to eat. When the monk returned and saw the damage to his foodstuffs, he began, in his simplicity, to chide...

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Evangelism—However, We Should Go to “Africa”

Evangelism—However, We Should Go to “Africa”

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Evangelism, as we are discussing, is sharing the message of Christ with others. The “others” includes everyone that isn’t us. We must share this...

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Evangelism—You Don’t Need to Go to Africa to go on a Mission

Evangelism—You Don’t Need to Go to Africa to go on a Mission

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore that the Lord of harvest send out...

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The Ascetic Life (4th Sunday of Great Lent)

The Ascetic Life (4th Sunday of Great Lent)

Bishop Agathangelos of Fanari For the secular people of today, focusing on an ascetic saint represents a problem. How can the ascetic figure of Saint John, the author of the Ladder, speak to us, when he acquired and preserved the Grace of God through tears, prayers, and spiritual asceticism? In...

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4th Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Patsalos   After the middle of this period , then, the Church provides appropriate additional help in our ascetic efforts, which differ in accordance with the capacities of each one of us, by presenting the perfect figure of asceticism, Saint John of the Ladder, that great asceticwho really...

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Fighting a Cross-Less Christianity

Fighting a Cross-Less Christianity

One of the most difficult things for human persons to face is rejection.  Think of a time in your life when you felt rejected. Think of the feelings you had – sadness, betrayal, alienation and aloneness, and, for even a moment, a bitter lack of love and confidence in oneself....

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Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And one of the crowd answered Jesus, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it...

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Who the Heck was Melchizedek?

Who the Heck was Melchizedek?

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying,...

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The Cross and the Crucified Lord

The Cross and the Crucified Lord

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Orthodox faith, my beloved friends, is called ‘symbolic’, because it’s expressed in symbols. In other words, it’s expressed in simple signs, though these actually have profound significance and meaning. One of these signs, the most important and most sacred, is the Cross. We shouldn’t...

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The Old Testament Readings in the Triodio

The Old Testament Readings in the Triodio

Georgios Zaravelas, Theologian   Great Lent is the most holy and the most conservative time in the liturgical year. Among the ancient ritual customs during this period is the particular arrangement of the readings of extracts from books of the Old Testament. In the 7th century, such readings formed the...

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