Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent

Finding the Deep Heart during Great Lent

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   The grace of God has gathered us together today at the heart of Great Lent in order to express to the Lord our longing for His salvation, for the acquisition of the spirit of wisdom and for understanding of His commandments. Holy Scripture, however, warns us:...

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Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Philoptochos Funds Cutting Edge Technology in Medicine

Raising money for 3-D heart When the local Philoptochos chapter of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury was introduced to Marie Hatcher of Matthew’s Hearts of Hope (MHOH) by their President Nitsa Kapetanopoulos- Carino, the Philoptochos ladies swung into action. Marie Hatcher’s son, Matthew, battles heart diseases and is the inspiration...

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Daily Devotion, January 14: From the Book or from the Heart?

Daily Devotion, January 14: From the Book or from the Heart?

And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words.  Matthew 6:7   Good morning Prayer Team! Yesterday, I wrote about the elements of a good prayer.  And it may have left you with a...

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The Children’s Word: Evil in Our Hearts?

The Children’s Word: Evil in Our Hearts?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Presvytera Alexandra asks if you ever thought something mean in your head, but didn’t say it out loud. Do you think it hurts anyone if you do that?...

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Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

Come into the Common Place of Our Heart

On the threshold of Great Lent, the Church calls us to the high calling of forgiveness, but many of us do not fully understand that forgiveness isn’t something we do to others; it is something we experience with others. When we invite others to share the common space of our...

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VIDEO: Archimandrite Zacharias on ‘The spiritual heart’

VIDEO: Archimandrite Zacharias on ‘The spiritual heart’

The heart’s the inner person, it’s the centre of our personality. Where we can encounter God, where we can make our free choice concerning Him, that’s the centre of our personality. And we can’t find our heart by our own efforts. We find our heart, because we have to say...

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