Three Thousand Souls in One Day!

Three Thousand Souls in One Day!

So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.  Acts 2:41 Wednesday after Pentecost    Good morning Prayer Team! That oration of St. Peter must have been pretty incredible, if it converted three thousand souls in one day!  I often think about...

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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points is a Straight Line

For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, every one whom the Lord our God calls to Him.”  And he testified with many other words and exhorted them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” Acts 2:39-40 Tuesday after Pentecost   Good morning...

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Life in the Early Church

Life in the Early Church

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?”  And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your...

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A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

A Little Pentecost at Every Liturgy

And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”  But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known...

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And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit

  Listen to the Daily Reading for June 19, 2016, Holy Pentecost and then watch a recorded Bible Study on Acts. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11 WHEN THE DAY of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush...

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Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos

Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos

For Christians, philanthropy is an expression of love.  The women of Philoptochos who work tirelessly in serving those in need know this well.  We’ve asked Paulette Geanacopoulos, LMSW, and National Philoptochos Director of Social Services, to tell us about a Two-Part Webinar offering tips and directions on handling the delicate issues...

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Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on the significance of our Pentecost observance. He begins with a reflection on the “Service of the Kneeling.” “Again and again, on bended knee, let us pray to the Lord.” And we ask God to send the Holy Spirit...

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Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2015

Pentecost Sunday May 31, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, Guest Preacher Fr. Alex Karloutsos shares the message “Live Every Day Like Your Last.” He reflects on the fact that St. Basil tells priests, celebrate the Divine Liturgy as if it is your first or your last. And he counsels us...

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Divine Liturgy Broadcast — Holy Pentecost

Divine Liturgy Broadcast — Holy Pentecost

Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, which happened and is always celebrated 50 days after the Resurrection of our Lord. At Pentecost, the disciples received the Holy Spirit as tongues of fire, fulfilling the promise that Christ had given them while He was still with them. This spirit was...

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The Samaritan Woman, The Acts of the Holy Apostles, The Holy Ascension, Pentecost, and the Pew Report

The Samaritan Woman, The Acts of the Holy Apostles, The Holy Ascension, Pentecost, and the Pew Report

Just a few Sundays ago, we read the account of the Samaritan Woman, that marvelous encounter with Jesus, at the same hour as his crucifixion, the 6th hour.  The scene was a scandal for everyone.  Jesus, alone with a half-breed woman in the middle of the day. The Lord pierced...

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