Archbishop Demetrios Offers Christmas Message in Greek

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Christmas Message in Greek

       Ὅτι παιδίον ἐγεννήθη ἡμῖν, καί καλεῖται τό ὄνομα Αὐτοῦ, Ἄρχων Εἰρήνης. (Ἠσαΐας 9:6) Πρός τούς Σεβασμιωτάτους καί Θεοφιλεστάτους Ἀρχιερεῖς, τούς Εὐλαβεστάτους Ἱερεῖς καί Διακόνους, τούς Μοναχούς καί Μοναχές, τούς Προέδρους καί Μέλη τῶν Κοινοτικῶν Συμβουλίων, τά Ἡμερήσια καί Ἀπογευματινά Σχολεῖα, τίς Φιλοπτώχους Ἀδελφότητες, τήν Νεολαία, τίς Ἑλληνορθόδοξες Ὀργανώσεις καί...

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Terror, Violence, Fear, and Our Christian Response

Terror, Violence, Fear, and Our Christian Response

  Terror. Violence. Fear. Sorrow. Anger. Hatred.   These are only a few of the emotions that can pass through our minds whenever we encounter a violent and tragic event like the recent happenings. Whether it is the horror in San Bernardino this past week, or the attacks in Paris...

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Nativity Devotion, December 7: Peace Is Not for Everyone

Nativity Devotion, December 7: Peace Is Not for Everyone

   “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased!”  Luke 2:14   Good morning Prayer Team! Most of us are familiar with the hymn of the Angels at the Nativity.  Most often we remember it as “Glory to God in the...

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Nativity Devotion, December 6: What is Peace?

Nativity Devotion, December 6: What is Peace?

  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased!”  Luke 2:13-14   Good morning Prayer Team! What is peace?  I’m sure if you polled...

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We Can Live Through the Pain

We Can Live Through the Pain

Be Transfigured – We Can Live Through the Pain Many ask, “If God doesn’t give us more than we can handle, the why do people starve to death?” This very popular question is based upon a misunderstanding about God’s love. God doesn’t give us struggle. He allows things to run...

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Daily Devotion: Prayer and Peace

Daily Devotion: Prayer and Peace

  Jeremiah the prophet said to them, “I have heard you; behold I will pray to the Lord your God according to your request, and whatever the Lord answers you I will tell you; I will keep nothing back from you.  Jeremiah 42:4   Good morning Prayer Team! Again and...

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Forgiveness Is a Journey

Forgiveness Is a Journey

Do you desire forgiveness but don’t know where to start?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Molett, a licensed marriage and family therapist and member of the Orthodox Speakers Bureau.  She discusses the key elements of what it takes to experience forgiveness; given or received. This interview is sure...

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Daily Devotion: Peace in the Whole World

Daily Devotion: Peace in the Whole World

“The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world...

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Daily Devotion: Peace

Daily Devotion: Peace

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Good morning Prayer Team! One of the ways that the word “peace” is defined is as “absence of conflict.” Yet, conflict is part of daily life. Thus, the pursuit of...

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Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 15

Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 15

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and his ears toward their cry. Psalm 34:14-15 Good morning, Prayer Team! Last weekend, I mentioned that on many Saturdays and Sundays, I’ll write reflections on the Liturgy.  I’m doing...

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