God is more Powerful than Anything

God is more Powerful than Anything

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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Are our Hearts Orthodox?

Are our Hearts Orthodox?

Orthodox spirituality concerns itself directly with the human heart. Originating not in the concepts and, as Dostoevsky wrote, “the empty firmament of the mind”, our spirituality ultimately takes root in the heart where a special connection is made between God, whose seeking us out never ends, and ourselves, the searching...

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Evangelism—I Care About My (Non-Christian) Neighbor’s Salvation

Evangelism—I Care About My (Non-Christian) Neighbor’s Salvation

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a...

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Baptism: We Are Part of God’s Army

Baptism: We Are Part of God’s Army

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. For from day to day men kept coming to David to help him, until there was a great army, like an army of...

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What is Prayer of the Intellect and of the Heart?

What is Prayer of the Intellect and of the Heart?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   Remembrance of God demonstrates communion with Him and is therefore like prayer. Striving to invoke the holy Name of Christ continuously, through the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy upon me’, is a constant renewal within us of...

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What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

What is Noetic Prayer of the Heart?

Archimandrite Georgios Kapsanis, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Gregoriou †   The remembrance of God in a person reveals communion with God and is therefore like a prayer. The effort of constantly calling upon of the holy name of Christ using the prayer ‘Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on...

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The Brain – Nous and Prayer

The Brain – Nous and Prayer

Watch now  Prof. Ovidiu-Alexandru Bajenaru explains the difference between the brain and the mind, the spiritual determination of the mind and its affect to the prayer. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops...

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Do you pray with faith?

Do you pray with faith?

Elder Yermanos Stavrovouniotis   Do you pray with faith? You’re heard! Do you repent with faith? You’re granted mercy! Do you confess with faith? You’re forgiven. Are you patient with faith? You’re sanctified! Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

Archimandrite Nikanor Karayannis   ‘This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting’ . This phrase in the Gospel reading concerning the miraculous cure of the possessed young man suggests the power and value of prayer. Saint John of the Ladder, whom we celebrate today...

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Great Lent: A Refining Crucible

Great Lent: A Refining Crucible

After a time of emotional and spiritual unrest, culminating in a conscious feeling during the Nativity season that my spiritual life needed attention, this Lenten journey heralded in a “new beginning” for me. The details of life are unique for each of us, but the goal for Christians is simple...

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