The Best Music at Your Finger Tips: Hymns of the Holy Spirit

The Best Music at Your Finger Tips: Hymns of the Holy Spirit

Watch and Listen to Orthodox hymns of the Holy Spirit, the Doxastikon of Pentecost,  “Heavenly King” by Presvytera Katerina Sitaras Makiej About Presvytera Katerina Sitaras Makiej Presvytera Katerina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Voice and Music Education from The Boston Conservatory and her Master’s in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology....

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Our Very Own Feast of Pentecost

Our Very Own Feast of Pentecost

We begin with a conversation about Pentecost between Fr. Chris and Fr. Barnabas Powell. What does Pentecost mean to you and me personally? Fr. Barnabas reveals how we can be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Our feature conversation is with Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos concerning the persecution of Christian around the world,...

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Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

Christian Unity and Individualism in the Modern Society

We went from being a communal society to becoming an individualistic society. The art of listening and the art of conversation are soon becoming obsolete with the invention of newer technologies which divide rather than unite. Gradually we are becoming isolated from one another. Who are we, what have become,...

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Do What Pleases God 

Do What Pleases God 

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2: 46-47 ...

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“Common” is the Root of “Community”

“Common” is the Root of “Community”

And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.  And all who believed were together and had all things in common; and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.  Acts 2:43-45  Friday after Pentecost-Feast of...

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The Purpose of the Church

The Purpose of the Church

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  Acts 2:42  Thursday after Pentecost    Good morning Prayer Team! Many times, even those who are very involved in the church (this includes priests, parish council members, Sunday school teachers and others...

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Three Thousand Souls in One Day!

Three Thousand Souls in One Day!

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.  Acts 2:41 Wednesday after Pentecost    Good morning Prayer Team! That oration of St. Peter must have been pretty incredible, if it converted three thousand souls in one day!  I often think about...

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line

For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to Him.”  And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” Acts 2:39-40 Tuesday after Pentecost   Good morning...

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Life in the Early Church

Life in the Early Church

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”  And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your...

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A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”  But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known...

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