Do you Possess the Signs of Christ’s Beatitudes? (part 1)

Do you Possess the Signs of Christ’s Beatitudes? (part 1)

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Our Christ and God calls to us every day through his Gospel: “blessed are the poor in spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. When we hear this, we ought to be pay attention and examine ourselves carefully, to see whether we are...

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First Discourse on the Beatitudes

First Discourse on the Beatitudes

Saint Gregory of Nyssa   When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’. Come, let us...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 28, 2016 – Ephraim the Syrian

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 28, 2016 – Ephraim the Syrian

  EPISTLE READING Saint Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 18.4,1 Their voice has gone out into all the earth. Verse: The heavens declare the glory of God. Brethren, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for January 20 , 2016

Listen to the Daily Reading for January 20 , 2016

    Today’s Epistle Reading St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 4:6-15 Prokeimenon. Grave Mode. Psalm 149.5,1 The saints shall rejoice in glory. Verse: Sing to the Lord a new song. Brethren, it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts...

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This Week in Orthodoxy: October 02, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy: October 02, 2015

October 02, 2015 Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church.  I’m Emmy Louvaris. These are the some of the stories making headlines this week: Archbishop Demetrios Participates in Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis Fr. John...

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Out of Their Comfort Zone

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America in 1767.  Fr. Chris speaks with Polexeni “Polly” Hillier, the director of the St. Photios Shrine, to hear their brave story.  The St. Photios Shrine...

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Throwback Thursday: Living the Beatitudes

Throwback Thursday: Living the Beatitudes

In today’s Throwback Thursday, we go back to 2012 and listen to Fr. Chris speak with Fr. Stephen Powley regarding prison ministry.  Fr. Stephen went to those incarcerated and brought the light of Christ to some of the most violent inmates.  What an inspirational story!  For more information on prison...

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The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 8

Adult Study Class Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-12 Summary of Jesus’ Ministry – Pg. 12 Jesus ministers to the crowds: Matthew’s report of Jesus Christ astounding success finding a welcome everywhere. Healing every disease and malady among the people – no affliction beyond his reach. No wonder so many followed him. The...

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