Fellowship – Inclusion

Fellowship – Inclusion

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. On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we...

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Fellowship – Intentional Welcoming

Fellowship – Intentional Welcoming

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. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 No one is going to want to...

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Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

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. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10 Charles Darwin wrote a book called “On...

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Fellowship is more than Just Socializing

Fellowship is more than Just Socializing

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. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we like and do not live according to the truth;...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Fellowship of His Sufferings

Musings from a Grateful Convert: The Fellowship of His Sufferings

“The fellowship of His sufferings” is, of course, the widely-known phrase written by my dear Patron St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians. I have found myself puzzled by what has seemed in the past to be a lofty and somewhat inaccessible concept. This also has come under much...

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The Paralytic: Hoping, Healing, and Heralding

The Paralytic: Hoping, Healing, and Heralding

On the third Sunday after Holy Pascha, we hear the story of Jesus healing the Paralytic at Bethsaida (John 5:1-15). This passage is taken from what Biblical scholars have designated as “The Book of Signs,” i.e. John 1:19 through John 12. It precedes “The Book of Glory,” which deals with...

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An Interview with Monsignor McPartlan

An Interview with Monsignor McPartlan

Blogger Ryan Hunter sits down with Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, The Catholic University of America. Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.  Ryan Hunter (RH): This is Ryan Hunter reporting with the Orthodox Christian Network. My guest is Monsignor Paul McPartlan, the...

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Fellowship and the Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

Fellowship and the Synaxis of the Twelve Holy Apostles

The Book of Acts offers us a glimpse in life in the Early Church. In chapter 2 the book’s author, Saint Luke, shares with us a list of the important activities that took place among the believers. He said, “And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in...

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Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

Holiday Feasting at God’s Table

How many of you recently have gone out to eat with your families? Holiday shoppers, especially on the weekends, will generally dine out because of the convenience or simply to enjoy the festive atmosphere that virtually every restaurant or public place provides. Naturally, we have all felt the economic pinch...

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Reflecting on the Clergy-Laity Congress

Reflecting on the Clergy-Laity Congress

Waking up on the final day of the 43rd Biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Nashville felt more like waking up after a week of high school football conditioning than an Orthodox Christian conference. My legs had become sore from standing and walking, and my mind was still processing the countless interactions that...

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