Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

Listen to the Daily Reading for Monday

  February 22, 2016 Saint Peter’s Second Universal Letter 1:20-21; 2:1-9 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. Beloved, first of all you must understand...

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A New Home for Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene

A New Home for Saints Raphael, Nicholas, and Irene

Palm Harbor Greek Orthodox church destroyed in fire to rebuild  PALM HARBOR, Fla. Shovels will hit the ground in the rebuilding of St. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, the Greek Orthodox Church destroyed in an electrical fire over a year ago. The groundbreaking ceremony, scheduled for February 1, will begin with a service...

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St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

St. Mary Magdalene, the Hand that Brings Us Closer to God

  We arrived at the Holy Monastery of Simonopetra on Mt. Athos in Greece, and it was freezing out. It was the first day of Great Lent.  The monks always fast strictly, and especially so during these first three days.  Of course their prayer life gives them the strength to...

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Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker

  There are some saints that I can relate to better than others.  Saint Spyridon is one of them.  Reading about his life and miracles has always had an impact on me. His prayers could start and stop the rain.  He once went to his daughter’s grave and asked her...

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My Encounter with St. John Chrysostom

My Encounter with St. John Chrysostom

  The first time I ever saw the holy relics of saints was at Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos.  It was after the evening service and the fathers had placed them reverently on a long table before the altar, and the pilgrims walked before each one.   Some of our group...

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Great Orthodox Christian Youth Programs – Watch Be the Bee Episode #80 – Why Relics?

Great Orthodox Christian Youth Programs – Watch Be the Bee Episode #80 – Why Relics?

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Watch Be the Bee Episode #80 – Why Relics? Why are relics so important in...

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