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Saint John Chrysostom: Condign Retribution and Reward!

Tue, 2019/08/20 - 8:30am

Punishment and reward. Both of these are in the hands of God. But just as life on earth is no more than a shadow of that in heaven, by the same token, punishment and reward are merely a shadow of the real punishment and reward of eternity. The main persecutors...

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Respect for and Protection of the Human Person

Mon, 2019/08/19 - 8:30am

Angelos Alekopoulos   People have their being and are regarded always as a whole and as a person. They aren’t a conglomeration of disparate substances and elements (such as soul and body) but each is a unique persona, involving the soul and body. In the human person, the body and...

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Motherhood as imitation of the selfless love of Christ

Sun, 2019/08/18 - 8:30am

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   The truth of the Church regarding the equivalent position of women and men has been maintained even in times which were difficult for women in society, such as when the Turks occupied Greece. Indicative of this are the words of the great teacher of the Greeks,...

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Day and night

Sat, 2019/08/17 - 8:30am

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   For God, everything’s possible. He can reveal to us His created majesty and can create the uncreated. But, for us, the most important thing is that He wants to redeem our soul from sin and death and to grant us life eternal. Let us beseech Him...

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The Elevation of the Bread in Honour of the Most Holy Mother of God

Fri, 2019/08/16 - 8:30am

Saint Maximos the Greek   The Only-Begotten Son and Word of God, who became a human person for us (though He was sinless), voluntarily underwent the crucifixion, death and burial so that our human nature, which the father of evil had caused to be cast out of paradise in olden...

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The Holy Dormition of our Most Pure Lady, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Thu, 2019/08/15 - 8:30am

Saint Gregory Palamas   If ‘the death of the saints is precious and the memory of the righteous is blessed’, with how much greater praise should we keep the memory of the ‘saint of the saints’ through whom the whole of sanctity came to them, that is the memory of...

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The Dormition of the Mother of God: a liturgical approach

Wed, 2019/08/14 - 8:30am

Ioannis Foundoulis   The feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God is celebrated on August 15 by the Christian world and is the greatest of those established by the Church in honour of the Mother of the Lord. It may be the oldest of all. The first evidence...

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God is more Powerful than Anything

Wed, 2019/08/14 - 6:17am

Have you ever been afraid of the weather? Maybe a hurricane was supposed to come, or a tornado, or even just a bad thunderstorm. Bad weather can make us wonder what is going to happen! In today’s Gospel reading, we hear the story about our Lord’s disciples, who were traveling...

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Why pain and suffering?

Tue, 2019/08/13 - 8:30am

Saint Paisios the Athonite   The world is full of pain, fear and suffering. These feelings, without any exceptions, are experienced by all humans. It’s what causes our heart to ache, our mind to go hay-wire, and our emotions to become distorted. People often wonder: How have we had to...

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A Little Bit of This Will Change the World Around You

Tue, 2019/08/13 - 7:11am

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. Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the crowd away, to go into the...

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Don’t respect them

Mon, 2019/08/12 - 8:30am

Saint John of the Ladder   Never respect those who condemn their neighbour, but, instead, say to them: ‘That’s enough. I err more badly every day, so how can I criticize anybody else?’ In this way, you’ll win twice over: with one medicine you’ll cure yourself and others. Source: pemptousia.com...

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What’s Your GPA? (God, Prayer, Attention to Others)

Mon, 2019/08/12 - 7:05am

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. Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Matthew 6:33 Nearly thirty years ago, I graduated...

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For a piece of bread (8th Sunday of Matthew)

Sun, 2019/08/11 - 8:30am

Metropolitan Meletios of Nikopolis   We hear in today’s Gospel narrative that Christ was in an out-of-the-way place where thousands of people had been listening to His words all day, ignoring their needs and the work in their homes. In the end the holy apostles intervened and told Him: ‘Let...

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When You Offer Something to God, He Multiplies It

Sun, 2019/08/11 - 7:11am

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. As Jesus went ashore He saw a great throng; and He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. When it was evening,...

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Ethics and Science

Sat, 2019/08/10 - 8:35am

Watch now  Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Professor at the Berkeley University, California, at his interview to Pemptousia speaks on the relationship between ethics and science. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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The Need for Unity in the Church

Sat, 2019/08/10 - 7:06am

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. I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no...

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How to Make Your Life Less Stressful

Fri, 2019/08/09 - 11:51am

In today’s world we have so many wonderful advances in technology that are supposed to make our lives more comfortable, easy and efficient. Yet, why does it seem everyone is so tense, stressed out and angry?  Christ wants to help calm things down. He wants to make your life easier.  That’s...

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‘Internet and pastoral care’

Fri, 2019/08/09 - 8:30am

Watch Claude Lopez-Ginisty’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN...

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As We Begin a New School Year

Fri, 2019/08/09 - 7:47am

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. My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your...

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Ebooks from the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi and Pemptousia through iTUNES and AMAZON

Fri, 2019/08/09 - 7:00am

Pemptousia is in the happy position of announcing to its reading public that henceforth you will be able to find and obtain many of the titles published by the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopaidi and the ‘Maxim the Greek’ Institute in the form of Ebooks, through iTUNES and AMAZON....

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