They ’ll live with the angels

They ’ll live with the angels

Saint Ephraim the Syrian   Blessed are those who have acquired love, because they depart to God with this in their possession and He will therefore recognize them as His own and welcome them into His bosom. In other words, those who have labored in love will live with the...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 3

The Angel Of The Lord – 3

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou Yet in Exodus 23:20-23, God tells the people of Israel that He is sending His angel ahead of them to guide and protect them, and says that His Name is in Him: “Behold, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 2

The Angel Of The Lord – 2

Manoah at first believed that the Angel of the Lord was just a man, perhaps an angel or a prophet of God, but after the Angel ascends into the flame, he and his wife fall to the ground in fear and awe, and Manoah exclaims, “We have seen God!”, and...

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The Angel Of The Lord – 1

The Angel Of The Lord – 1

Archimandrite Vassilios Papavassiliou   The God Of The New Testament In The Old Testament “As the flame blazed up from the altar toward heaven, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame. Seeing this, Manoah and his wife fell with their faces to the ground. When the angel of...

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Tobit Is a Wealth of Encouragement

Tobit Is a Wealth of Encouragement

We asked our Bloggers to write about Love…    Nestled in the midst of the so-called Apocrypha, the Septuagint Old Testament, is the book of Tobit. Tobit is a virtuous Jew living in the time of Israel’s exile by the Assyrians and taken captive to Nineveh. He is known for...

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Nativity Devotion, December 4: The Angels

Nativity Devotion, December 4: The Angels

     And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God.  Luke 2:13    Good morning Prayer Team! Who are the angels? They figure very prominently in the Nativity story.  And they are mentioned sporadically throughout the Bible. In Genesis 3, after the Fall...

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Miracle on Hope Street

Miracle on Hope Street

Little White Shrine Draws Faithful By: Kristin (Xrisanthi) Giannas TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. To a toddler, the story of Archangel Michael is simple- he fights the dragon at his feet and wins. That’s how Nikki Miceli explains it to her 3-year-old son Anthony, who is battling neuroblastoma, or tumors in his...

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Daily Devotion: Praying for God’s Will

Daily Devotion: Praying for God’s Will

      Pray then like this: Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against...

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Of Angels and Demons

Of Angels and Demons

We Orthodox confess that we are amphibians—that is, that we are part animal, part angelic, that we simultaneously inhabit both the visible and the invisible world, the realms of both men and spirits. We have prayers in our daily prayer rule to our guardian angel, and we ask for help...

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