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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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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Life by Faith: Father Nicholas Vieron

Life by Faith: Father Nicholas Vieron

Life by Faith : Father Nicholas Vieron A legacy of ecumenicism that changed the face of Memphis. Father Nicholas Vieron has faithfully served the Annunciation Memphis community since his arrival in 1955. For more than six decades, he helped develop a culture of community, bridging relationships between Greeks and non-Greeks within...

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The Saints Stand By Us

The Saints Stand By Us

Dr. Petros Panayiotopoulos   When we refer to the life of a saint, we tend to extol their actions and promote them mostly on the basis of the wonderful things they performed. From very ancient times, it was thought that this elevation and emphasis, sometimes even exaggeration, in the narrative...

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Life in the Church

Life in the Church

Petros Panayiotopoulos   Shortly before He was taken away to be put to death, Christ turned to His heavenly Father and addressed Him in fervent prayer. The prayer is so important for the spiritual formation of the Church that it’s known in Greek as the “Archiepiscopal Prayer”. In it, Jesus...

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Αn Unknown Modern Hero – 2

Αn Unknown Modern Hero – 2

Petros Panayiotopoulos   Four years ago, I had the pleasure to meet him and directly delight in his innocent kindness and simplicity. People from Sofia know him as Elder Dobri Dobrev from the village Baylovo. He is a 96 year old elder who could often be seen standing in front...

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An unknown modern hero -1

An unknown modern hero -1

Petros Panayiotopoulos   Mr. Dobri Dobrev is a 98 year old man who lost his hearing in the second world war. He walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes to the city of Sofya, where he spends the day begging for money. Though a well known fixture...

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The Experience of Orthodox Life

The Experience of Orthodox Life

Watch Now  Elder Ephraim from Simonos Petra Monastery, Mt Athos, Greece, speaks about the depth of Orthodox spiritual life. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America originally commissioned by SCOBA to...

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Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Elder Joseph of Vatopedi on the life and personality of Abbess Taisia

Our Church, with its rich patristic tradition, is not devoid of examples and stories on spiritual matters in order to coach its people. Both our Fathers and the martyrs have left abundant material of remarkable splendor which refers to their life stories. Their sweet smelling words and their teachings have...

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It’s that Time of Year Again, Back to School Season Is Here

It’s that Time of Year Again, Back to School Season Is Here

It’s that time of the year again, Back to School Season.  This often means back to school shopping: school supplies, new shoes, maybe a new backpack.   As we get back to a “regular” schedule, and back into the rhythm of homework, afterschool activities and making lunches again, let’s take a...

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