Part XII – Hold Fast to Your Boundaries—Truth

Part XII – Hold Fast to Your Boundaries—Truth

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages by Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. Jesus then said to the Jews who had believe in Him, “If you continue in My...

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Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

On the feastday of St Nicholas, which occurs on December 19th in the Old Calendar, wheat grains (žito) are planted in a small bowl or plate for this Serbian Christmas custom. After the Lord’s Prayer is recited, the seeds are watered and left to grow for the remainder of Advent....

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Celebrity Chef Sophia Christmas Cookies

Celebrity Chef Sophia Christmas Cookies

Signup and join myOCN Community as Celebrity Chef Sophia returns live. She joins myOCN Community on Monday, 12/14 at 7pm EST.  She will be baking Christopsomo (Christ’s Bread). Easy Baklava Sugar Cookies  Ingredients  1/4  cup butter  1/4 cup powdered sugar  2 Tablespoon powdered sugar for garnish  4 Tablespoon of honey ...

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Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia Making Kofta Kebob

Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia Making Kofta Kebob

Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia & Recipe At Orthodox Christian Network we have prepared a program you won’t want to miss. We are combining faith, food, and a virtual cooking community with Celebrity Chef Soph event that will provide an easy-to-make recipe in the process and dinner for...

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Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Welcoming the Witness to the Light: The Nativity of John the Forerunner

Roughly six months before we celebrate the nativity of Christ, our Church honors the coming of one of his most precious companions, the Glorious Prophet and Forerunner John the Baptist. John’s conception in itself was miraculous, an event that could have never occurred in the absence of divine intervention. Born...

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OCN Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia

OCN Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia

Virtual Cooking Fundraiser with Celebrity Chef Sophia For many of us, the coronavirus pandemic has meant a lot more cooking and screen time. At Orthodox Christian Network we have prepared a program you won’t want to miss. We are combining faith, food, and a virtual cooking community with Celebrity Chef Soph event...

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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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Meeting Christ: An Encounter She Would Never Forget

Meeting Christ: An Encounter She Would Never Forget

Continuing the post-Paschal themes of healing, transformation and belief in the risen Christ, this Sunday we visit John 4:5-42, wherein we hear of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman (St. Photini) at the well. In this passage, Jesus talks more to this one woman than in any other individual conversation...

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Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Reflections on Pentecost and the Gift of the Holy Spirit

The radiant earthly birthday of the Church, the Great Feast of Holy Pentecost, when we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’s Apostles, 10 days following His Ascension to His Father in Heaven. It marks the fulfillment of Jesus’s promise to His disciples just before He ascended in...

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The Basic Work of the Church

The Basic Work of the Church

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of...

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4 Ways to Stay Calm as Christians

4 Ways to Stay Calm as Christians

During this difficult time of sitting at home, cooking, reading, surfing the internet it is sometimes difficult to find our way and purpose. It seems as if we are on a road that does not have an end point. Here are some ways to keep yourself focused on our real...

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The Soul Is What Has the Most Value

The Soul Is What Has the Most Value

And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake...

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