The Foundation of a Beautiful Tradition – The Presentation of Christ

The Foundation of a Beautiful Tradition – The Presentation of Christ

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 when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present...

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The Feast of Candlemas. The Reception of the Lord

The Feast of Candlemas. The Reception of the Lord

Archimandrite Theodosios Martzoukhos   Already we’re in the second month of the New Year. And we begin with the feast of the Reception of Christ, on February 2. It’s a very great feast. Christ is received by a man for whom the expectation of this moment governed his life. He...

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Our Feasts

Our Feasts

Fotis Kondoglou   For many people, Christmas, New Year, Epiphany and other feasts aren’t feasts at all, nor days full of joy, but times that bring sorrow and hardship. Hard times for the souls of those who aren’t in a position to celebrate in the way that others are. Apart...

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The Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God, an Example of Effective Communication

The Feast of the Entry of the Mother of God, an Example of Effective Communication

Dr. Dimitrios Khoilous   The feasts of the Mother of God are a matter of joy for the whole Church. Our Lady, who is honoured at these, is the person who glorified the whole of the human race when she answered God’s invitation to participate in His incarnation, thus ushering...

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Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom †   In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. There are blessed or tragic moments when we can see a person revealed to us in a light with a depth, with an awesome beauty which we have never suspected before. It happens when...

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The Reception of the Lord: the feast of freedom

The Reception of the Lord: the feast of freedom

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   In one of the hymns at the Vespers of the Reception of the Lord, the words ‘Now, Lord, you let your servant depart in peace’ which were addressed to God by the righteous Symeon when...

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Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Discourse on the Entry of the Mother of God

Saint Neofytos the Recluse   A brief discourse on the child of God Mary, when she was dedicated to God at the age of three years old, in the Holy of Holies, by her parents. When it was time for God’s mystery for our salvation to be accomplished, it was...

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The Transfiguration of the Saviour

The Transfiguration of the Saviour

Georgios I. Mantzaridis, Professor   The Transfiguration of the Saviour occupies a central position in the Orthodox Church and theology. It is the event that reveals the glory of the Church and of the faithful. It is the evidence of the new situation that entered history through the advent of...

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Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Theophany or Epiphany – 2

Saint John Chrysostom Which baptism was performed, in His case? Not that of the Jews, nor ours, nor John’s. Why? You yourselves, from your own view of baptism, can see that He wasn’t baptized for any sins, nor because He needed the Holy Spirit; therefore, as we’ve shown, this baptism...

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Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Theophany or Epiphany – 1

Saint John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many people celebrate feast days and know what they’re called, but don’t know why they were established. So everyone knows that the feast today is called Theophany, but don’t know what Theophany is, and whether it is one...

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