‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘We boast in the hope of the glory of God, though not only, but we also boast in our sorrows’ (Rom. 5, 2-3) People enjoy reward* and praise in their life. They feel that their efforts, their successes and their patience have been justified. They feel...

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Miracle, Hope and Love

Miracle, Hope and Love

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   And Peter said to him, ‘Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; get up and make your pallet.’ And immediately he rose. And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord. Why do people seek miracles in their lives in order...

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Hope in the Horror of War

Hope in the Horror of War

Fr. Bassam Nassif   The holy land of the Apostolic Church of Antioch is suffering from the horror of war. Yesterday, it was the turn of Lebanon and Iraq, and today it is that of Syria. Thousands of Syrians, including, bishops, priests, monks, nuns, and laymen, all of whom are...

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Waiting in Joyful Hope

Waiting in Joyful Hope

As we come closer to the commemoration of the birth of Christ, we would do well to consider exactly what it is that we celebrate. By in large, the Christian world marks the birth of Jesus in the cave at Bethlehem, the “en-fleshing” of the Divine Word, “full of grace...

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On Purpose, Miracles and Why We’re Here

On Purpose, Miracles and Why We’re Here

Sponsored by: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Washington, DC Listen Now.  Join us for a wonderful conversation about purpose – why we’re here on Earth, and leading people to Jesus, between Fr. Chris and Eric Metaxas, author and radio host, about his new book Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen,...

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The Resurrection IS the Lord!  

The Resurrection IS the Lord!  

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Christ is risen! Natural catastrophes and personal tragedies, not uncommon in our complex and fallen world, are simultaneously indicative and derivative of our fallen existence. Orthodox soteriology, always cognizant of the imperfect world in which we live, makes insightful references to salvation as man’s restoration to perfect communion...

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Daily Devotion, January 29: A Challenge is Coming Next Week: Do You Fit God around Your Life, or Your Life Around God?

Daily Devotion, January 29: A Challenge is Coming Next Week: Do You Fit God around Your Life, or Your Life Around God?

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.  You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:1-2   Good morning Prayer Team! For those who have been reading my...

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Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Meet Dr. Bill Black, OCMC Missionary to Kenya

Inspired by the OCMC, the Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the outstanding missionary outreach of this organization who, in the spirit of Christ’s love, offers the Gospel worldwide, without discrimination, and strengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond to the missionary calling.  Please join us in raising awareness for...

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Strong in faith, Δυνατή στην πίστη

Strong in faith, Δυνατή στην πίστη

  Δυνατή στην πίστη Αυτή η εκπομπή προσφέρει δυο στάλες κουράγιο και δύναμη για όσους ανθρώπους περνούν δοκιμασίες. Οι ταπεινοί γέροντες του Αγίου Όρους μέσα απο την απλότητα των λόγων τους μας εφοδιάζουν με όσα χρειαζόμαστε. Strong in faith This program offers courage and comfort for those who suffer in...

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Put Your Hope in God, for I Will yet Praise Him

Put Your Hope in God, for I Will yet Praise Him

Nearly twenty-five years ago, on the cusp of my graduation from college, I had a nervous breakdown. My longstanding identity as a student was being stripped away, and I couldn’t find a deeper identity beneath it. (There were additional, more complex factors as well.) I came back from commencement, locked...

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