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Come Forth and be Holy!

Sermon Delivered by His Grace, Bishop Demetri at the 2002 Clergy Symposium, Antiochian Village, PA. Come Forth and be Holy!  (+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: One God!)  Priests & Deacons of the Most High God û Come forth!           As you know, this is the [...]

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THE PRIEST AND HIS RELIGION

Word Magazine April 1990 Page 4-5 THE PRIEST AND HIS RELIGION by Archpriest Michael Baroudy, of blessed memory The Priest and his Religion is a topic of a consider­able challenge to the priest himself, because the priest represents, in a par­ticular and peculiar sense, the intents and purposes of re­ligion. For religion is the vocation [...]

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THE PRIEST IN THE PARISH SETTING

Word Magazine April 1993 Page 7-8 THE PRIEST IN THE PARISH SETTING by Bishop ISAIAH of Denver We are living at a time in human history in which many long standing teachings and traditions have been distorted, not to say changed. It is not inaccurate to believe that in our day men are lovers of [...]

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THE PRIESTHOOD

The Word, June 1982, Page 7-8 THE PRIESTHOOD: A Joy of the Soul by Father Basil Essey The revolution in transportation and communication, and the surge of people around the globe make today one of the most exciting epochs in human history. However, great technological achievements can lead us to self-reliance. We become blind to [...]

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ORDINATION AND VOCATION

Word Magazine September 1976 Page 5-6 ORDINATION AND VOCATION By Paul Moses A vocation is a calling; and the vocation of Holy Priesthood is a call from God. Something deep, inside tells one that he must follow Him. The voice from within leaves him no alternative. “Ye have not chosen me,” Jesus said, “But I [...]

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THE REVERSED COLLAR

Word Magazine May, 1962 Page 13 THE REVERSED COLLAR by Rev. Fr. Robert Lucas St. Michael’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport, Penna. Ninety percent of the criticism of the clergy comes from people who have never made an effort to comprehend the position of the priesthood in the Church of Christ, or understand that the priesthood [...]

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ORDINATION HOMILY OF DEACON IGNATIUS VALENTINE

November 4, 2001 ORDINATION HOMILY OF DEACON IGNATIUS VALENTINE Your Grace; Fr. Bill; Deacon John; the faithful of this congregation, family and friends, A little over three years ago, I began a program of study called the St. Stephen’s Course. This course is designed by our Archdiocese to, among other things, prepare men for the [...]

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THE SUFFERING PRIEST

الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine April/May Page 8 THE SUFFERING PRIEST By: The Rev. Robert E. Lucas, S.T.L. Although it is true the priest is the hero of the human drama, a wrestler of gigantic stature, his weapons are neither the furor of the proud man nor natural courage, but [...]

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A CRY FOR COOPERATION

Word Magazine February 1991 Page 9 – 10 A CRY FOR COOPERATION (Part 2 in a four part series.) Personal Perceptions” by Dr Peter M. Kalellis As long as a priest projects the ap­pearances of being a reasonably normal husband and father, all is well. Having a talented and beautiful wife or highly successful children, [...]

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