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A COMMENTARY ON THE DIVINE LITURGY

A COMMENTARY ON THE DIVINE LITURGY    Introduction The Divine Liturgy is divided into three parts: 1. The "Proskomidi", or preparation of the Holy Gifts. (Not visible to the Faithful). 2. The "Liturgy of the Catechumens", (the students or learners of the faith). 3. The "Liturgy of the Faithful", (Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist). Priest [...]

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Young People and Confession

Young People and Confession by Fr. Milton Efthimiou  The motivation for this article came from a young teenager who heard me speak on pornography and drugs. He asked me if it was a sin to read "dirty books," and to occasionally smoke marijuana. I told him that he should go to his priest and that [...]

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Orthodox Prayer Book

Transfiguration Orthodox Prayer Book Compiled from various sources by Fr. Peter Gregory   Table of Contents Quotes on Prayer Daily Prayers- Morning Prayers, Evening Prayers, Daily Meditation Various Prayers- The Creed, Jesus Prayer, Prayers to Your Patron Saint, Prayer to Your Guardian Angel Mealtime Prayers- Various Prayers Before Meals, Various prayers after meals Prayers at [...]

By | June 30th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Sacraments, Spirituality|Comments Off on Orthodox Prayer Book

MARRIAGE BLESSING THE UNION OF MAN AND WOMAN

Word Magazine March 1959 Page 9 MARRIAGE BLESSING THE UNION OF MAN AND WOMAN By Reverend Elias G. Dacy While Christ’s authorization of Holy Matrimony as a sacrament has been endlessly debated, Catholics: both Orthodox and Roman and some others have traditionally pointed to His presence at the marriage in Cana where He performed His [...]

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THE SACRAMENT OF LOVE

Word Magazine October 1963 Page 4 THE SACRAMENT OF LOVE Rev. Robert E. Lucas At the holy supper, the Redeemer’s voice reverberated throughout the room in significant tones, “Do this is commemoration of Me.” Thus Holy Mother Church has since that day celebrated on myriad altars throughout time this great mystery and has united its [...]

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MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine March1989 Page 17 MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION by Archpriest Jehad T. Michael “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my trans­gressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and [...]

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THOUGHTS ON CONFESSION

Word Magazine March 1978 Page 8-9 FOR PRIEST AND PARISHIONER THOUGHTS ON CONFESSION By Father Alexander Leon Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. The Kingdom is indeed at hand, and we are called to a life of repentance. But how does the priest promote this process? Or, put another way, how can [...]

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ON CONFESSION

Word Magazine March 1996 Page 9 ON CONFESSION By Archpriest Antony Gabriel On the advice of parishioners and friends, I am writing to share with the readers of The Word, the following observation: In both official Archdiocesan statements, as well as the report from the Task Force on the Twenty-first Century, that have been disseminated [...]

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WHAT IS HOLY CHRISMATION?

Word Magazine February 1962 Page 5 WHAT IS HOLY CHRISMATION? Father Michael J. Buben “Holy Chrismation is a Sacrament in which the baptized believer, being anointed with Holy Chrism on certain parts of the body, in the name of the Holy Spirit, receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit for growth and strength in spiritual [...]

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REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD OF GOD

Word Magazine December 1985 Page 21-22 REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD OF GOD THREE VERSES FROM THE BIBLE By The Rev. Dr Stanley S. Harakas You may be one of those Orthodox Christians who find it hard to accept that frequent Holy Communion is Orthodox teaching. You learned at your mother’s knee that a long and [...]

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