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Friday
Aug292014

The Beheading of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Foreunner and Baptist John

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

AN EXTEMPORANEOUS PRAYER TO SAINT JOHN THE FORERUNNER AND BAPTIST

O Prophet and Forerunner and Baptist of Jesus Christ, You who baptized in the Jordan River the One Who bore the sins of the world, You who saw the Holy Spirit and heard the voice of God the Father bearing witness, beseech the All-Holy Trinity and intercede for us who praise You.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

The Necessity of Church Volunteers

Venerable Pimen the Great

My beloved spiritual children in Christ,
Christ is in our midst! He was, is, and ever shall be.

At our recent parish council meeting one of the topics discussed was the importance and necessity of church volunteers. As all of you know every lay person engaged in any of the parish ministries is a church volunteer.

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Monday
Aug252014

How to Approach the Gospel and Holy Fathers

Apostle Titus of the Seventy and Bishop of Crete

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

+ In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come, let us worship!

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Monday
Aug252014

The Importance of Our Orthodox Christian Tradition of Giving Christian Names to Our Children at the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

My beloved spiritual children in Christ,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN TRADITION OF GIVING CHRISTIAN NAMES TO OUR CHILDREN AT THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY BAPTISM

Slowly but surely more and more of our Greek Orthodox faithful are giving in to secularism and the ways of a secular society and world.

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Monday
Aug252014

The Miraculous Icon of Panagia Portraitissa (The Keeper of the Portal)

My beloved spiritual children in Christ Our Only True God and Our Only True Savior,
CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE. Ο ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΕΝ ΤΩ ΜΕΣΩ ΗΜΩΝ! ΚΑΙ ΗΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΣΤΑΙ.

Apolytikion (Dismissal) Hymn of Panagia Portaitissa. First Tone

Your sacred icon O Lady Portaitissa, which has come by the sea, is wondrous in your flock,

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