Enthusiasm and Optimism in our Participation

Enthusiasm and Optimism in our Participation

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. Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.  He...

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Respect for Others as a Restriction of Freedom

Respect for Others as a Restriction of Freedom

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor of the School of Theology of the University of Thessaloniki   Saint Paul’s 1st Epistle to the Corinthians is the richest in terms of the number of issues he addresses. Among the many subjects the Corinthians asked him about was that of eating or not eating food...

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Enthusiasm in Worship

Enthusiasm in Worship

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. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with...

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I Want to Be Transformed

I Want to Be Transformed

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. He was praying in a certain place, and when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray,...

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God’s Mercy

God’s Mercy

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘As you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’. In the parables used by the Lord, He repeats the phrase ‘the kingdom of heaven is like… (Matth. 22,2) that is, He compares...

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Love as a Feeling and as an Uncreated Gift of the Holy Trinity (Meat-fare Sunday)

Love as a Feeling and as an Uncreated Gift of the Holy Trinity (Meat-fare Sunday)

Vasileios Touloumtsis   It’s an unshakeable and irrefutable truth that every day of our earthly life is- apart from anything else- another step that brings us ever closer to our biological death. Despite the fact that this is the most certain event which will occur to each and every one...

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Actions and Habits

Actions and Habits

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. “When the Son of man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on his glorious throne....

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Some Thoughts on the Period of the Triodio

Some Thoughts on the Period of the Triodio

Archimandrite Theodosios Martzoukhos   …Here is Paradise and Hell’s here, too (Greek folk song) … as the shepherd separates the goats from the sheep (the Gospel) There are many people, both in older times and now, who reject the metaphysical version of the continuation of our lives in a state...

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It’s Not What Goes into Your Mouth, but What Comes out That Matters

It’s Not What Goes into Your Mouth, but What Comes out That Matters

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. Food will not commend us to God. We are no worse off if we do not eat, and no better off if we...

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When You Can’t Get What You Want

When You Can’t Get What You Want

We know what kids and celebrity divas do when they can’t get what they want. They throw a hissy fit. They get all hysterical, throw tantrums, say stupid stuff, attract attention, and thrash about. Obviously, that’s not normal. Most mature people just take it in the gut and move on....

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