The Children’s Word: A Happy Lent

The Children’s Word: A Happy Lent

Have you ever done something nice for a friend? Well, of course you have! Maybe you picked out a present for him or her, or sent a card, or helped your friend with something. But did you grumble about it? Did you complain? Probably not. When we do something for...

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And When You Fast

And When You Fast

Jesus said, “And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men.  Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.  But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting...

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Daily Devotion: Movement of Life

Daily Devotion: Movement of Life

Hear, my elect,” says the Lord. “Behold, the days of tribulation are at hand, and I will deliver you from them. Do not fear or doubt, for God is your guide. 2 Esdras 16:74-75 Good morning Prayer Team! There is no question that life moves pretty fast for most of...

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Is Our Lenten Struggle Worth It?

Is Our Lenten Struggle Worth It?

Half-way through Great Lent, we are tired, hungry, and a bit grumpy, and the Church encourages us to keep up the struggle if we desire to be with God in Heaven. We are all willing to struggle, sacrifice, and work hard for something which we desire. Do you desire to...

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Loving to Fast, and Fasting to Love

Loving to Fast, and Fasting to Love

And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not...

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Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 2

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 2

In this episode, we explore the prayer life of the Theotokos, primarily drawing upon the significance of her practice of secret meditation of the heart, as we read in the words of Saint Luke, “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19). Saint Gregory Palamas...

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Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

Journey to Bethlehem, Part 2

What shall we offer Thee, O Christ, Who for our sakes hast appeared on earth as man? Every creature made by Thee offers Thee thank. The angels offer a hymn; the heavens a star; the wisemen gifts; the shepherds, their wonder; the earth, its cave; the wilderness, a manger.  And...

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