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Urgency and Irony

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/09/25 - 11:45pm

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. Working together with Him, then, we entreat you not to accept the grace of God in vain. For He says, “At the acceptable...

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Psalm 112—Be Rich Towards God

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/09/25 - 8:58am

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. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments! Wealth and riches are in his house; and his...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – Charismatic Theocracy

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/09/25 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Saint Silouan says that he never found an Elder that reached the measure of his father, who was so kind-hearted. He desired a meek Elder, not a fearful one with a mighty hand. Before he met Saint Silouan, Father Sophrony had cried burning tears asking for...

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Can You Be Rich and Poor at the Same Time?

OCN Now - Fri, 2020/09/25 - 7:22am

Do you know how you could make other people rich? They’re opposites, aren’t they? Well, in today’s epistle reading, Saint Paul tells how he was rich and poor, all at the same time. Saint Paul tells us of all the awful things that happened to him, as he traveled around,...

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Homily on the Holy Great Martyr and equal to the Apostles Thekla

OCN Now - Thu, 2020/09/24 - 8:30am

Metropolitan of Pisidia Sotirios   Our Church commemorates on the 24th of September a prominent saint, one of the great women of the Apostolic age, St. Thekla, the great Champion of the Faith.   She was born in Iconium (today’s Konya) around the year 28 AD, to a pagan family.   The Saint...

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Psalm 111—The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/09/23 - 11:50pm

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.  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who practice it.  His praise endures forever!...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love

OCN Now - Wed, 2020/09/23 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: Sometimes it is difficult to accept that our God of love can pronounce such words as ‘outer darkness’ (Matt. 8:12) or ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: On the one hand He says, ‘Him that cometh to Me I will in no...

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Conception of St. John the Baptist

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/09/22 - 11:35pm

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. Some Historical Background from the Old Testament For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by...

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On Love (2)

OCN Now - Tue, 2020/09/22 - 8:30am

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   There’s love in a Godly manner, but there’s also love in a devilish manner. There’s Godly hatred and also devilish hatred. Godly love is that which springs from the observance of His commandments. Devilish love is demonic, hedonistic, malevolent, such as, for example that which a...

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Psalm 110—You Are a Priest Forever

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/09/21 - 11:35pm

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. The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.” Psalm 110:4 In...

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Sunday after the Exaltation: Being and Having

OCN Now - Mon, 2020/09/21 - 8:30am

Ioannis Karavidopoulos, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Hermeneutics, A. U. Th.   The real scourge of humankind, particularly nowadays, is the feeling of insecurity and uncertainty which is the concomitant of sin, of our effort to revolt, that is, our desire to become ‘the masters of our fate’ and thereby...

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Psalm 105—The Long Journey through the Wilderness

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/09/20 - 11:30pm

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. So He led forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with singing. And He gave them the lands of the nations; and they...

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On Love

OCN Now - Sun, 2020/09/20 - 8:30am

Elder Germanos Stavrovouniotis   Those who strive to achieve perfect love, both for God and for their neighbor, can also confess our Lord Jesus Christ ‘in the Holy Spirit’ (see 1 Cor. 12, 3). You have to believe that God loves you even if everybody else turns away from you...

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Sunday After the Holy Cross – Deny, Take Up, Follow

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/09/19 - 11:30pm

Jesus said, “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 and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a...

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Conversations with Father Zacharias – The Crucified eros

OCN Now - Sat, 2020/09/19 - 8:30am

Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou   Question: If earthly life without the love of Christ is deprived of all good, how much more is this true in the other world? Living without this love will be ‘the gnashing of teeth’ (Matt. 8:12), ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: One...

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