On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ

On the Nativity of Our Saviour Jesus Christ

Saint John Chrysostom   I see a strange and wondrous mystery. Shepherds’ music reaches my ears: not the piping of a plaintive melody, but the singing of a heavenly hymn. The angels are singing. The archangels join in. The cherubim hymn, the seraphim glorify. They all rejoice at the sight...

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A New Year: What Does that Mean to an Orthodox Christian?

A New Year: What Does that Mean to an Orthodox Christian?

In the Orthodox Church, the New Year actually begins on September 1.  And until centuries, most cultures celebrated the New Year on September 1.  That’s because they based their year on the farming calendar.  They began the year in September by planting seeds, and ended the year in summer by...

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Diakonia (Service) and Martyria (Witness)

Diakonia (Service) and Martyria (Witness)

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. In those days, Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the...

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