Evangelism – The Forgotten Charge

Evangelism – The Forgotten Charge

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 Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make...

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Christ’s Behaviour (Matth. 4, 12-17)

Christ’s Behaviour (Matth. 4, 12-17)

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘When he heard that John had been delivered up, he withdrew to Galilee’. The way in which Christ behaved towards people wasn’t always the same. He expressed Himself in a variety of ways. Besides, Christ became incarnate and was made manifest...

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The Significance of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan

The Significance of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan

Sophia Kafkopoulou   On 6 January, our Church celebrates Theophany, one of the great feasts of the Lord. Jesus’ baptism is the event which formally confirmed the advent of the Messiah. Although the Lord Himself had no need of the remission of sins, He nevertheless came to John ‘to be...

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Christ’s Baptism

Christ’s Baptism

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   Today, my Christian brothers and sisters is the third feast of the Lord. The first is the Nativity, the second the Circumcision and the third is His Baptism. Since we’re already tired by the liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, which is longer...

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Theophany: A Celebration of Holiness on the 12th Day of Christmas

Theophany: A Celebration of Holiness on the 12th Day of Christmas

Snow is everywhere. Not just in Boston, where my family and I live. If you are anywhere in eastern North America, chances are good that the blizzard hit you on Thursday, and that the landscape around you is white. The first time I saw so much snow was sixteen years...

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What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

What To Do If I Can’t Find My Faith: LIVE Q & A with Fr. Gregory

Every person asks questions.  Here at Orthodox Christian Network we encourage it.  Fr. Gregory Joyce blesses our OCN Community. Every other week Fr. Gregory goes LIVE on OCN Facebook and has a worldwide audience of questions and answers with viewers and supporters like you.   We thank you to those that...

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The Tradition of Holy Baptism—A Grandmother’s Perspective

The Tradition of Holy Baptism—A Grandmother’s Perspective

My granddaughter, Penelope Katherine, was born on January 24, 2016. It was a very joyous event for me. I have a grandson, Gavin (Gabriel), who is already 15 years old. My husband and I are very active in his upbringing, and we are looking forward to being a part of Penny’s life,...

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Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  Matthew 3:5-6 (Gospel from Royal Hours of Epiphany)   Good morning Prayer Team! Saint John the Forerunner was known as the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 31: Tell Me How it Really Is

Nativity Devotion, December 31: Tell Me How it Really Is

And at the end of eight days, when He was circumcised, He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.  Luke 2:21 (Gospel Reading-January 1)   Good morning Prayer Team! Christ is Born!  Glorify Him! A story is told of a woman...

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Christ in Us

Christ in Us

Christ in Us What color did you wear after you were baptized? You probably don’t remember your own baptism. But if you’ve seen a baptism, you know the new Christian wears white. All white. Pure and clean white. That’s because after you are baptized, everything is new. Everything is different....

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