The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

The Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   Today’s Gospel reading presents us with two typical kinds of people: a Pharisee and a Publican, who were praying in the Temple. They were the two opposite poles of society at that time. One was pious and righteous...

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Fasting, The Orthodox Christian Way

Fasting, The Orthodox Christian Way

How are you fasting during Great Lent?  This year, the Orthodox Church began its forty-day fasting period in preparation for Great and Holy Easter (Pascha) on May 2nd.  Information on calculating the date of Easter can be found at the end of this article, along with other links for fasting....

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Humility—Recognizing the Need for God’s Mercy

Humility—Recognizing the Need for God’s Mercy

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. “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a...

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