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By | November 8th, 2011|Christian Education, Priesthood, Spirituality|Comments Off on Orthodox Christian Monasticism

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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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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THE WAY IT WAS

Word Magazine April 1974 Page 3 THE WAY IT WAS By The Very Rev. Michael Simon Say-id-na has given me an assignment. He wants me to talk about what I have seen or observed about the priesthood in the years that I have been in the archdiocese. Mostly, I hope to speak about the pastoral [...]

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SECOND CHRISTS

Word Magazine June 1964 Page 8-9 SECOND CHRISTS By Rev. Robert E. Lucas Orthodox Catholicity in Amer­ica presently finds itself on the thres­hold of erecting many magnificent edifices and beautiful churches to the glory of the Triune God and it is only natural that we should turn our thoughts and focus our attention dur­ing this [...]

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WHAT IS A BISHOP, PRIEST, DEACON

Word Magazine October 1962 Page 11-12 WHAT IS A BISHOP, PRIEST, DEACON Fr. Michael J. Buben St. George — Lawrence, Mass. Having an indispensable meaning in the life of the Church, the Sacrament of Holy Orders has a foundation from God. “And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of [...]

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The Authority of the Priesthood

The Authority of the Priesthood by Rev. Robert E. Lucas "And Jesus drew near and spoke to them saying, `All power in heaven and on earth has been given to Me . . . teach them to observe all I have commanded you . . . .'" (Math. 28:18) ". . . as the Father [...]

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WHY I WISH I WERE A PRIEST

Word Magazine November 1964 Page 3-4/6 WHY I WISH I WERE A PRIEST By Andrew McDermott— Belleville, Mich. Learning that a shortage of priests is a serious problem threatening the welfare and future of our Orthodox Church undoubtedly has caused con­siderable concern in many people. With me this alarming news immediately sparked some serious, earnest, [...]

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