Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

Miracle Icon, Panagia Tou Harou, is Celebrated Annually

There is a famous miracle icon of the Virgin and Christ, on the island of Lipsi, Greece.  This icon, called Panagia tou Harou, depicts the Virgin Mary holding a miniature crucified Christ. The miracle comes from flowers that were offered as thanks to the Virgin Mary in the 1940s.  The...

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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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The Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor

The Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mt. Tabor

With life changes so fast you probably may have even lost track of the days of the week, puzzled if it was Thursday or Friday, or what you had for dinner the night before. In August we celebrate 2 major feasts of the Orthodox Church calendar: the Transfiguration of Our...

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A Reflection on Faith as a Mustard Seed: August 9, 2015

A Reflection on Faith as a Mustard Seed: August 9, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis reflects on Jesus’ discussion of the fact that faith even the size of a mustard seed will let us work marvelous miracles. (Matt 17:14-23). He begins by describing his wonder at the beauty of the trees and flowers...

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