It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

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. “In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus,...

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Generosity—Giving the First Fruits, Not the Leftovers

Generosity—Giving the First Fruits, Not the Leftovers

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. Honor the Lord with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty,...

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Generosity – We Pledge to Christ

Generosity – We Pledge to 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. When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be...

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Generosity—Sufficiency and to Spare

Generosity—Sufficiency and to Spare

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. Bezalel and Oholiab and every able man in whom the Lord has put ability and intelligence to know how to do any work...

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Generosity – I am a Steward of My Life

Generosity – I am a Steward of My Life

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. This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Today we enter into the...

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Laying the foundation for the National Shrine!

Laying the foundation for the National Shrine!

Learn about St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center, New York. Inspired by the project to rebuild St. Nicholas Shrine, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature stories and news related to its progress. On September 11, 2001, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was crushed under the...

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Be a Giver

Be a Giver

  As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday where we give thanks for what we’ve received, in this sermon, Fr. Nicholas talks about how we were created to be a giver.   Having been instructed to “be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share…” in 1 Timothy, our...

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Generosity: Having a Giving Heart

Generosity: Having a Giving Heart

In this first of a four-part sermon series on Generosity, Fr. Nicholas Louh begins by defining the term as “the act or the willingness to give to others.” We all love being on the receiving end of generosity. He relates an anecdote in which he observed a gesture of extraordinary...

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Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

Assembly Launches National Study on Church Giving

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has launched a national study, “Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes.” All Orthodox clergy and laity are invited to take part in this unique project. The following are examples of questions that the study will explore:...

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The Generosity of Saint Brigid

The Generosity of Saint Brigid

Her mother, like St. Patrick before her, was a Christian slave. Her father was a pagan chieftain in Leinster, east Ireland. Brigid was born in ~453 (451-453) and grew into an open-hearted girl whose abundant generosity plagued her father. Multiple stories agree that she was constantly passing out milk, butter,...

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