Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Faith, Prayer, Fasting and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

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 one of the crowd answered Jesus, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit; and wherever it...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint John Cassian

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint John Cassian

February 29, 2016 Saint John’s First Universal Letter 2:18-29; 3:1-8 Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 103.4,1 Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire.  Verse: Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God you are very great. Brethren, it is the last hour; and as...

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It Begins with Renouncing the World

It Begins with Renouncing the World

A holy man was asked to write down some advice about how to get to heaven. What resulted was a “book” we now know as The Ladder of Divine Ascent. It has become a spiritual classic within the Orthodox Church. There are thirty chapters that build the ladder to heaven, but...

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