The Reason We Light a Candle and Get Anointed with Oil

The Reason We Light a Candle and Get Anointed with Oil

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 behold, one came up to Him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” And He said to...

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Holy Unction and Our Need For Spiritual Cleansing

Holy Unction and Our Need For Spiritual Cleansing

Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside His garments, and girded Himself with a towel.  Then He poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’...

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God’s Love Is Infinite

God’s Love Is Infinite

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor requite us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above...

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Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

Service of the Holy Unction (Wednesday Night)

On the afternoon or evening of Great and Holy Wednesday, the Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. The body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down...

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