Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Prophet Elijah, the gift of God

Savva Alexandrou   Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets and the Fathers unto our guidance and He showed signs and wonders to us through them, so that He could correctly lead us up to...

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The Gift of Far-sight and Other Miraculous Events

The Gift of Far-sight and Other Miraculous Events

Manolis Karakostas   Another phenomenon which many who visit monastics have observed is the gift of far-sight which some of these people have. Often the Elders know names and situations regarding their visitors without the latter having mentioned the issue they’ve come to raise. Many such instances have been recorded,...

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The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

The Gift of Being Ordinary – Part 1

In our quest to get to the heart of Christian life we need to become ordinary. Really? What does it mean to be ordinary? What is the sin of pride? In a conversation with Fr. Anthony Tandilyan, Dr. Kyriaki gives us profound insights in what it means to be ordinary...

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Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring!  Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Nativity Devotion, December 22: I Have No Gift to Bring! Wait There is Exactly ONE Gift I CAN Bring!

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! As we run around purchasing and wrapping and delivering gifts for other people this Christmas, we must ask ourselves seriously and soberly, “What gift am I offering to HIM this Christmas?”  As...

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Nativity Devotion, December 20: Are You “Giving” or “Exchanging”?

Nativity Devotion, December 20: Are You “Giving” or “Exchanging”?

Then opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts—gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Matthew 2:11   Good morning Prayer Team! Many work-places make a “gift exchange” part of their office Christmas party.  This is done so that everyone brings one gift and receives one gift and it insures that everyone only has...

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Of the Making of Many Books

Of the Making of Many Books

I’m that grownup. The one who gives the same gift for every occasion: A book. A baptism? Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers, or The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton. Unless it’s a grownup being baptized, of course. Then it might be the life of St. Innocent or of...

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Τα δώρα μας προς τον Χριστό

Τα δώρα μας προς τον Χριστό

“Τι δώρα μπορούμε να προσφέρουμε εμείς, οι σημερινοί άνθρωποι στον νεογέννητο Χριστό; Μα φυσικά τις αμαρτίες μας!”   Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+

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