Taking up our own Cross (Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross)

Taking up our own Cross (Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross)

Pavlos Mouktaroudis   In today’s Gospel, Christ wants to talk to us about the mystery of His passion and the cross. How, through the cross and death, He made human nature, which He had assumed, a sharer in eternal life. For this reason His death on the cross became a...

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Saint Justin Popović, the ‘Evangelist’ of the Mystery of the Annunciation

Saint Justin Popović, the ‘Evangelist’ of the Mystery of the Annunciation

Alexandros Christodoulou, Theologian   Saint Justin (Popović) was born on March 25, 1894, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, in the town of Vranje in Southern Serbia, to devout parents, Father Spiridon and Tashe (Anastasia). At his baptism, in the church of the Annunciation, he was...

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He Was Like Us in Every Way

He Was Like Us in Every Way

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. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast...

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Seek & practice virtue

Seek & practice virtue

Saint John of Damascus   They are truly blessed who seek virtue and practice it and examine carefully what it is. If you wish to be governed by God, don’t wish to sin. Because if you sin, how will you be governed by God? Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE...

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Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

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. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10 Charles Darwin wrote a book called “On...

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What Is the Problem in Orthodoxy?

What Is the Problem in Orthodoxy?

Watch now and join the conversation.  Look at how it works in most parishes. What are your thoughts?  Watch now as our partners at Pan Orthodox United, Voices of America (OVA) speak with Fr. Chad Hatfield President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. ABOUT PAN ORTHODOX UNITED Pan Orthodox United works with...

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Miracles of Saint Diomidis (2)

Miracles of Saint Diomidis (2)

Saint Neofytos Recluse   Second miracle At some point, late at night, Saint Diomidis appeared to the iconographer and said to him: ‘Look, painter, at the man you say you don’t know and, once you’ve been convinced by the monk who’s entreating you, record in colours him whom you see’....

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Fellowship is more than Just Socializing

Fellowship is more than Just Socializing

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. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we like and do not live according to the truth;...

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Relationship between Orthodoxy and Karate

Relationship between Orthodoxy and Karate

Watch now  Nobuyuki-Gheoghe Nukina, Japanese karate fighter, at the second part of his interview to Pemptousia talks about the relationship between Orthodoxy and karate. You can follow along and watch the other parts here: Nobuyuki-Gheoghe Nukina: “How I became Orthodox” – Orthodoxy in Japan Pilgrimage on Holy Mountain Source: pemptousia.com...

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The Cross gives us life!

The Cross gives us life!

Have you ever wondered why we wear crosses? Have you wondered why we make the sign of the cross when we pray? Do you know why, today, on the Sunday of the Holy Cross, we decorate a cross with flowers and see a procession around the whole church with it?...

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