My Neighbour, my Salvation

My Neighbour, my Salvation

Metropolitan Ieronymos of Larisa and Tyrnavos   One of the greatest problems of Orthodox spirituality in recent years has been the distortion applied to Orthodox eschatology, that is the prophetic discourse concerning the last times. It’s common for spiritually inexperienced people, without any real knowledge of what Orthodoxy means or...

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What they give up

What they give up

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   People who are ambitious, sensual or avaricious can’t bear the threat, the mockery or the contempt of other people; the denial of their pleasures; or financial losses. And so they abandon the things that are heavenly and imperishable for the sake of those which...

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The Triune God is our Saviour

The Triune God is our Saviour

Hierodeacon Rafael Misiaoulis, Theologian   Jesus taught in the synagogues on the Sabbath. The reason behind His choice of day was that the Sabbath was a day without work, dedicated to the worship of God. All tasks were completely forbidden. Even the distance you could walk was strictly regulated. So...

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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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Conversations with Father Zacharias – The risk of creation

Conversations with Father Zacharias – The risk of creation

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: If Christ has come and has made us a new creation, why is the law of sin still so active in us? Archim. Zacharias: Christ has not come to abolish the freedom of man. Man is still free to accept or not to accept Him....

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Ladder of Divine Ascent

Ladder of Divine Ascent

Answers to questions surrounding the Christian faith. Email us yours at: info@myocn.net Question: Why would you work to assure your salvation? Answer: http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/HOT/HOT_2013/HOT_130412.mp3 On Harmony of Thunder, for the Sunday of St. John Climacus, we hear a reflection from Fr. David Smith on the Ladder of Divine Ascent. Why would...

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The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

The Word became Flesh: the inexpressible mystery of salvation

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   When God, the Son of God, entered the womb of All-Holy Virgin and took flesh from her, He was born a perfect person and perfect God, without confusion. When has anything more important ever happened for us? We all believe in this Son of...

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God Saved Us Because He Loves Us

God Saved Us Because He Loves Us

Salvation is A Gift Has anybody ever given you a gift…and you never gave anything back? Sometimes you might get a present, and you just say “thank you!” You might not give a present back. Today’s epistle reading reminds us of the great gift that God gives us…and we can...

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

In the USA, it’s Veterans Day, when those, both living and dead, who have served in the Armed Forces are honoured, but in my country, Canada, this day is our Remembrance Day, when we commemorate those who gave their lives in war to protect and preserve the innocent and the...

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Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

Fellowship – I Care about the Salvation of Others at Church

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. Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:10 Charles Darwin wrote a book called “On...

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