I Am the True Vine, and My Father Is the Vinedresser

I Am the True Vine, and My Father Is the Vinedresser

  Listen to the Daily Reading for June 13, 2016, and then watch a recorded Bible Study on Acts. Acts of the Apostles 21:8-14 IN THOSE DAYS, the apostles departed and came to Caesarea; and we entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and...

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‘It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

‘It Is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

  Listen to the Daily Reading for June 12, 2016, Fathers of the 1st Council and then watch a recorded Bible Study on Acts. Acts of the Apostles 20:16-18, 28-36 IN THOSE DAYS, Paul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might not have to spend time in...

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Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis Speaks Concerning the Holy and Great Council.

Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis Speaks Concerning the Holy and Great Council.

Soon we will be experiencing a Holy and Great Council on Pentecost Week, June 16-27.  Listen as Emmy Louvaris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis to explain the event to our youth and young adults.  Fr. Stavros is the parish priest of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL and...

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Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Orthodox Churches Plant Seeds for Unity Despite Tough Conditions

Messaging Committee Convenes in Communion Kolymvari, Crete, Greece– The budding fruits of the upcoming Holy and Great Council began forming when the “Messaging Committee” convened. Τhe Messaging Committee is a gathering that expresses faith in collective roots despite a rocky history, which stretches across hundreds of years and unimaginably diverse cultures....

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Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

Saint Luke the Surgeon, Archbishop of the Crimea (1877-1961) – Part II

Continuing a look at the life of Archbishop Luke…There is not a single Orthodox Church that has not experienced its own martyrdom, nor is there a saint that has not passed through his or her furnace of sorrows, temptations or martyrdom.  In the 20th century, the Russian Church underwent its...

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Alive to God in Christ Jesus

Alive to God in Christ Jesus

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in...

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A Holy Space in the Home

A Holy Space in the Home

Recently, we had some couples over for dinner. It was bitterly cold out, so I had them put their bulky coats and purses on my bed. My bedroom is, to me, a lovely, cheerful space. I have oak furniture that my ‘Yiayia’ and ‘Papou’ bought us for a wedding gift....

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