Blessing of Five Loaves, Artoclasia

Blessing of Five Loaves, Artoclasia

Are you familiar with the prayer for the blessing of the five loaves, or artoclasia in Greek? You would have seen the service done at the end of Vespers on a major feast day or a parish name day. As a sign of thanksgiving, the five loaves of sweet bread...

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The Mystery of the Eucharist and Life with God

The Mystery of the Eucharist and Life with God

Is bread a worthy offering to Christ towards the Eucharist?  Watch this short video of Fr Alexander Rentel, Assistant Professor of Canon Law and Practical Theology at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, as he explain show we enter into the mystery of a life with God, through the Holy Eucharist.  

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Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

As we prepare for Sunday’s Liturgy here is a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo to remind us of the importance of forgiveness. Before you come to Holy Communion, pay attention to what you say: ‘Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors’. Do you forgive? You’ll be forgiven....

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St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

St. Gregory Palamas on the Dormition

Are you celebrating the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary? Read some excerpts from St. Gregory Palamas on the Mother of God which reveal why we all love her so much. May we have her prayers and intercessions. With her ascension, the Mother of God joined the...

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Being Ready with a Defense

Being Ready with a Defense

How do we respond to defending our faith in dialogue, when we don’t want an argument?  In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Michael Tishel, CrossRoad Director and Office of Vocation & Ministry (OVM) Asst. Director,  on defending the faith in hostile and not-so-hostile situations.  As children return to school, they will...

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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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