On the Holy Feast of the Palms

On the Holy Feast of the Palms

Saint John Chrysostom   ‘Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they made a meal for him’. Martha was serving and Lazarus ate. This was a sign of Lazarus’ real resurrection: that many days later, he...

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Whose Side Are You On?

Whose Side Are You On?

Palm Sunday, the day that Christ entered Jerusalem. In the icon, you can see the children greeting Him; they even put their clothes on the ground so Jesus could ride on them. They waved palm branches to cheer Him on. They were on His team! But this coming Holy Week,...

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Palm Sunday Evening – What is the Cornerstone of Your Life?

Palm Sunday Evening – What is the Cornerstone of Your Life?

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. Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of...

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The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

The Entrance of a Humble King in Front of a Confused Crowd

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. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made Him...

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Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for Palm Sunday (Philippians 4:4-9)

Sermon on the Apostolic Reading for Palm Sunday (Philippians 4:4-9)

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios In his Letter to the Philippians, the great Apostle to the Nations, St.Paul urges us to always be joyful. He stresses it repeatedly, that the Christian should always have joy. Along with this, he also tells us the ways a Christian can manage to do so,...

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Palm Sunday – Rejoice Always

Palm Sunday – Rejoice Always

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. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no...

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Christ and a Case of Mistaken Identity

Christ and a Case of Mistaken Identity

This weekend, the Church moves into Great and Holy Week, culminating in the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. On Palm Sunday we cry out in praise of the Lord, but by the end of the week events will leave the bitter and sorrowful taste of the Passion. This week...

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes   Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. (Mark 11:1–11, Matthew 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19). In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday...

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If He is Our King

If He is Our King

Be Transfigured – If He is Our King The story of Palm Sunday reveals how easy it is to struggle between declaring Jesus Christ as our King or to betray Him and crucify Him. It is very easy to get wrapped up into calling Him our King and showing Him...

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The Joy of Palm Sunday

The Joy of Palm Sunday

REJOICE ALWAYS – Palm Sunday  A number of years ago during the years of communism, a certain old Romanian priest would never greet anyone with the typical “Hello” or “Good Morning”.  Instead, he greeted anyone he met with a radiant smile and the words “Rejoice always!”  Now this may seem like...

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