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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Daily Devotion: A Mother to Us All

Daily Devotion: A Mother to Us All

When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, “Woman behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  John 19: 26-28 Good morning Prayer Team!...

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Daily Devotion: Trusting Our Lord Knows What We Need

Daily Devotion: Trusting Our Lord Knows What We Need

On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with His disciples.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her,...

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Daily Devotion: Perseverance in Suffering

Daily Devotion: Perseverance in Suffering

“And His father and His mother marveled at what was said about Him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce...

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Daily Devotion: My Soul Magnifies the Lord

Daily Devotion: My Soul Magnifies the Lord

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46 Good morning Prayer Team! After the Annunciation, the Virgin Mary went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with St. John the Baptist, who was born six months before the Nativity....

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Daily Devotion: The Virgin Mary as a Role Model

Daily Devotion: The Virgin Mary as a Role Model

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 Good morning Prayer Team! As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary on August 15, this week’s series of devotions are dedicated...

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Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 9

Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 9

Christ is Risen! Amen! The word “Amen” means “Let it be so.”  “Amen” is offered at the end of every prayer, both public prayers and private prayers.  In a public context, when someone is leading a prayer, the rest of the people say “Amen” at the end of the prayer. ...

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Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 8

Daily Devotion: Saturday, August 8

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.”  Mark 1:14-15 Good morning, Prayer Team! Christ is Risen! One of the most important ways that...

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Daily Devotion: Friday, August 7

Daily Devotion: Friday, August 7

Good morning Prayer Team! How many times in your life have you ever felt like you needed a do-over in your life? We all have, probably many times. The student wishes he could retake a test or rewrite a paper. The fired worker wishes he did some things differently. There...

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Think and Pray, Every Day

Think and Pray, Every Day

Welcome to “The Prayer Team,” a new ministry at OCN provided by our good friend Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis! Many of you have asked us for a daily devotion, and Fr. Stavros has kindly answered the call! Fr. Stavros is the Parish Priest at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church...

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