For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis   We hear in today’s Gospel narrative that Christ was in an out-of-the-way place where thousands of people had been listening to His words all day, ignoring their needs and the work in their homes. In the end the holy apostles intervened and told Him: ‘Let...

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‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?’

‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?’

Rafael Ch. Misiaoulis   Christ has risen! He has risen indeed! The sixth Sunday after Easter and we hear in church the Gospel reading concerning the Lord’s healing of the man who had been blind since birth. The healing of the blind man was a stinging rebuke to the Pharisees,...

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Miracle on Hope Street

Miracle on Hope Street

Written by Kristin (Xrisanthi) Giannas. The floors have just been shined, and the little white church dedicated to Archangel Michael in Tarpon Springs is about to get a new front door. As preparations are being made for hundreds of visitors, Stavroula Pololos of Montreal is sitting in one of the...

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British testimony concerning the miracle of Our Lady in 1940

British testimony concerning the miracle of Our Lady in 1940

Supernatural Assistance (Michael Palairet, British Ambassador to Greece at the time of the war, in 1940) No. 306 From the British Embassy, Athens December 9, 1940. Dear Sir, In my letter No. 293 of 23 November, I mentioned the widely-held belief that the Greek Army enjoys the protection of Our...

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All Things Are Possible to Him Who Believes

All Things Are Possible to Him Who Believes

The Daily Reading for April 10, 2016, the Sunday of St. John Climacus St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20 BRETHREN, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply...

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He Even Makes the Deaf Hear and the Dumb Speak

He Even Makes the Deaf Hear and the Dumb Speak

Listen to the Daily Reading for April 9, 2016. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 6:9-12 BRETHREN, we feel sure of better things that belong to salvation. For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the...

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Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Daily Devotion, January 26: The Eulogy of a Woman who Had Amazing Faith,+Anastasia Garcia+

Jesus said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believe in Me shall never die.”  John 11:25-26   Good Morning Prayer Team! Last week, a woman named Anastasia passed away.  She had tremendous faith,...

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Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

Oil from Icon Is a Sign of Saint’s Presence

I don’t normally get my news from facebook, but recently a friend posted about a miracle icon in Homer Glen, Illinois and I was thrilled!  I called the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church right away and spoke with Fr. Sam (Sotirios) Dimitriou.  He said the oil has been on the icon...

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Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

There is a famous miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ, on the island of Lipsi, Greece.  This icon, called Panagia tou Harou, depicts the Virgin Mary holding a miniature crucified Christ. The miracle comes from flowers that were offered as thanks to the Virgin Mary in the 1940s.  The...

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The Children’s Word: Have You Seen a Miracle?

The Children’s Word: Have You Seen a Miracle?

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres. Alexandra asks if you’ve ever seen a real miracle. You may think you haven’t, but what if you have seen one and didn’t realize it? Read the...

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