The Importance of Friends and a Prayer Answered in Christ’s Way

The Importance of Friends and a Prayer Answered in Christ’s Way

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. And when Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so...

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Perils among False Friends

Perils among False Friends

Monk Arsenios of the Skete of Koutloumousiou, the Holy Mountain   In his second epistle to the Corinthians, at chapter 1, verse 26, the Holy Apostle Paul enumerates the dangers facing the Apostles. There were eight such dangers, the last being ‘perils among false brethren’. A short interpretation provided by...

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Young Adult Blog Post – Three ways to Develop Stronger Friendships in Christ

Young Adult Blog Post – Three ways to Develop Stronger Friendships in Christ

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Young Adult Blog Post – Three Ways to Develop Stronger Friendships in Christ In a...

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Seizing THIS Moment, Part Three: Assessing our friendships.

Seizing THIS Moment, Part Three: Assessing our friendships.

In this third of a four-part series, Fr. Nicholas Louh reflects on the influence our circle of friends may have on us. We are all the product of the relationships we have had in our upbringing and life. We need to regularly assess whether we are surrounded by friends who...

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Beginning to Pray with Metropolitan Bloom and The Little Prince

Beginning to Pray with Metropolitan Bloom and The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince has long been one of my favorite books. If you are unfamiliar with this modern classic, it is a fable about an otherworldly prince who loves a rose and befriends a fox; the fox teaches him how to be a true friend. Peppered throughout...

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Healing Our Loneliness and Offering Us Friendship

Healing Our Loneliness and Offering Us Friendship

Christos Anesti!  Christ is Risen! Someone once asked a famous doctor in America, “What is the most devastating disease among people today?” He immediately replied, “Loneliness.  The longer I practice medicine, the surer I am that no illness is so painful and universal as loneliness.” Mother Teresa would say the...

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