Unveil my Eyes

Unveil my Eyes

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   The healing of the blind man in Jericho is the last of the miracles recorded by Saint Luke before Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and his impending Passion. It may be no coincidence that, on Great Friday, the hymnographer has Christ express the bitter complaint which begins...

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What is the “real story” behind the Christmas?

What is the “real story” behind the Christmas?

What is the “real story” behind the Christmas narratives so familiar to us? Are Christians actually worshipping a pagan god when they celebrate Christmas? Does it matter whether or not Jesus was actually born on December 25th? Only two evangelists, Matthew and Luke, describe the birth of Christ and their...

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And He is the Expectation of Nations

And He is the Expectation of Nations

Fr. Andreas Agathokleous   Below we will present the birth of the God Who became human, as this is shown to be the expectation of all the peoples of the world, from ancient times until today. From the very first moment after the Fall and the exodus from Paradise, the...

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Nasty and ungrateful

Nasty and ungrateful

Elder Efraim, Arizona   ’Sweetest Jesus, you who were sinless God suffered so, so many injuries, so much contention, so many curses, and so much mockery from such a large number of people who hated you and bore you such ill-will. And you endured all that with tolerance, for my...

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Your own from your Own

Your own from your Own

One time when Jesus was going to Jerusalem, He wanted to stop at a Samaritan village. He sent messengers to prepare for His arrival, but the Samaritans were unwilling to accept Him, because He was on His way to Jerusalem. ‘When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked,...

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The Ascension of Jesus Christ in Glory

The Ascension of Jesus Christ in Glory

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   ‘God is gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.’ The Ascension is the last event in Christ’s earthly life. Of course, Pentecost is the fulfilment of God’s dispensation, which is why is called ‘the last feast’. God the Father was...

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Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few of my favorites with you. The First Sign at Cana Jesus was with His own mother, the Theotokos, at the...

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God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

God Can Make Little, Humble Places Be Impressive

Do you live in a big city or a little, tiny town? God can make little, humble places be impressive. In this week’s Gospel reading, we hear about where our Lord, Jesus Christ lived. After He was baptized, Christ started His ministry—His real work! The Gospel tells us that Jesus...

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He Was Like Us in Every Way

He Was Like Us in Every 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. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast...

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Who is Jesus of Nazareth?

Who is Jesus of Nazareth?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl030417.mp3 We begin with a conversation about what it means to be a follower of Christ, who is Christ, what do we know about him with Fr. James Martin. Fr. Chris raises some contemporary issues challenging our society today and asks Fr. Jim how we can understand them in the context...

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