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Interview with Archimandrite Zacharias (part 1) – The Experience of the Holy Spirit

Interview with Archimandrite Zacharias (part 1) – The Experience of the Holy Spirit

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Saint Silouan and Saint Sophrony speak repeatedly about the Holy Spirit. How do we experience the Holy Spirit according to their teaching? Answer: Everything begins from our faith in Christ and accepting His word. When we make His commandments the unique law of our life,...
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Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Discourse on the Holy Spirit, that is, on Pentecost

Saint Gregory of Nyssa   David always gives the most joyful meaning to feasts, tuning his dulcet harp to the requirements of the festival. So let this same prophet delight us on the great feast of Pentecost, too, picking out the melody of wisdom on the strings, through the power...
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The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting...
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How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

How To Be Strong In Our Faith With The Holy Spirit

Have you ever wondered how much water is in the Mississippi River? More than 5 million gallons! Or in the Amazon River? Almost 60 million gallons! That much water is more than we can ever imagine… we just know it’s a lot! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear how our...
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Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

The radiant earthly birthday of the Church, the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost, when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’s Apostles, 10 days following His Ascension to His Father in Heaven. It marks the fulfillment of Jesus’s promise to His disciples just before He ascended in...
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On the Light of the Holy Spirit

On the Light of the Holy Spirit

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Discourse XXXIII. On the Light of the Holy Spirit In the third ode of the canon at Mattins on the Monday of the Holy Spirit, the hymn has Christ saying ‘I shall send you the Spirit of me and of the Father’. We recognize...
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The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the...
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The Most Holy Spirit

The Most Holy Spirit

Metropolitan Ioïl (Frangkakos) of Edessa, Pella, and Almopia   ‘And He said this about the Spirit’ On the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles, Christ revealed that He Himself is the source of life. Because people were about to leave to go back home, Christ’s words were ‘provisions’...
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The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

The Holy Spirit and Many Languages

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. Saturday of the Souls When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and...
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Start the Conversation: There is Grace…The Holy Spirit in our Families

Start the Conversation: There is Grace…The Holy Spirit in our Families

Watch Now.  Start the Conversation: There is Grace…The Holy Spirit in our Families is the sixth in a series of six videos created by the Family Life Ministry of Atlanta with a generous grant from Leadership 100.  These parenting videos brought a diverse group of parents together to discuss raising children in an Orthodox environment....
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Receiving the Grace of the Holy Spirit

Receiving the Grace of the Holy Spirit

Listen Now. We will now be including the daily reading of Epistle and Gospel with The Prayer Team. The Feast of Theophany While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive...
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The Holy Spirit gives life!

The Holy Spirit gives life!

Did you ever get a toy for a present…but you didn’t have batteries for it? What happened? It didn’t work, did it? Your toy needed something to give it power to go, to really work. In today’s epistle reading, we find out what makes the Church go. We find what...
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