The Thirtieth Day of Christmas Advent. The Gift of Christmas »

December 14th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Theo Nicolakis The Christmas season is such a beautiful time of the year. Lights, candles, and cutout snowflakes begin to decorate our city’s streets. People begin to adorn their homes with the colors of red and green, wreaths, candles, and dazzling arrays of lights. These decorations even spill into our schools and businesses. That’s the Christmas season! That is the Christmas season? This past week, as I was speaking […]

The Twenty-Ninth Day of Christmas Advent. The Glory of the Lord »

December 13th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shown around them, and they were filled with fear. -Luke 2:9 Have you ever thought about the word glory? Have you ever wondered what “the glory of the Lord” might look like? In Exodus 33: 18-23, God shows His glory to Moses: Moses said, “I pray Thee, show me Thy glory.” And He [God] said, […]

The Twenty-Eighth Day of Christmas Advent. The Life of Saint Spyridon »

December 12th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

“Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth” – a teaching by Jesus Christ in His Sermon on the Mount. These divine words describe Saint Spyridon absolutely. This is evident from the fact that his life on earth was a flowering of Christianity in all its fullness and constancy expressed through his teaching, which influenced society not just in his lifetime but during the many centuries between then […]

The Twenty-Fifth Day of Christmas Advent. Watching Your Flock Isn’t Always Glamorous »

December 9th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night. -Luke2:8 Being a shepherd was certainly not a glamorous job. It involved herding a large number of sheep to go into a specific direction. Of course, the sheep don’t have the power of persuasion and reason that human beings have, so this was a tough task. Oftentimes the ratio of sheep could […]

The Twenty-Fourth Day of Christmas Advent. Bethlehem Was Too Busy to Notice »

December 8th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field keeping watch over their flocks by night. -Luke2:8 We’ve all experienced the stress of the mall at Christmas. Fighting over parking places, waiting in traffic, and long lines in the stores, and now added to that everyone looking at their phone, WHILE fighting for parking, sitting in traffic and waiting in line. I remember once thinking, with all of this […]