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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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The Orthodox Church on Controversial Issues

The Orthodox Church on Controversial Issues JULY 1, 2011 in INTRO TO ORTHODOXY,ORTHODOX MINDSET,SOCIETAL ISSUES,UNITY OF THE FAITH by Rev. Dr. Stanley S. Harakas (from the GOARCH site) The Formulation of the Church’s Stand Throughout its history, the Orthodox Church has dealt with controversial issues by a process which addresses the "mind of the Church." When [...]

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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

Joanna the holy Myrrh-Bearer

June 27th Joanna the holy Myrrh-Bearer As soon as she touched the body of the Holy Redeemer, she was cut with the sword of an overpowering grief. At the same time, however . . . amazingly . . . she also felt an immense wave of joy flowing deep within her heart! Her name was [...]

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The Fast of the Apostles

The Fast of the Apostles: On being sent into the world Adapted from an essay by Dr. Alexander Roman The Apostles’ Fast is one that was actually engaged in by the disciples of Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced throughout the fifty days following Pascha, the Resurrection of our [...]

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On the Trinitarian Dimension of the Holy Spirit

Fr. John Meyendorff on the Trinitarian Dimension of the Holy Spirit It has often been noted that East and West differ in their approach to the mystery of the divine Trinity. The West takes for granted God’s unity and approaches his “trinity” as a matter of speculation, while the East starts with a living experience [...]

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THE ANTIOCHIAN SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS

Word Magazine January 1986 Page 7 THE ANTIOCHIAN SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL EXEGESIS By Father Paul Tarazi Beloved brothers and sisters in the Christ and Lord Jesus: Besides the great names you al­ready know about and you will hear in the Church from time to time, Antioch became known in the fourth and fifth centuries for [...]

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THE CHURCH AND HER UNIQUENESS

Father Michael Azkoul There is a great deal of talk nowadays about the importance of religion, any religion. Any religion, whether Christian or not, is considered good and necessary so long as it brings men to realize their duty to mankind and God. It is generally believed that such is the purpose of religion and [...]

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THE EASTERN ORTHODOX FAITH

THE EASTERN ORTHODOX FAITH By Louis Cassels United Press International Feature Writer Reprinted by permission The Goyan It comes natural to most people to speak of “the three great religious faiths,” meaning Protestants, Catholics and Jews. This national habit is a source of considerable irrita­tion to some 5,000,000 Americans who are members of the Eastern [...]

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The Fathers Speak…

From the Again Magazine Volume 18, Number 3 – September, 1995 Page 8 The Fathers Speak… St. Irenaeus: On the Spiritual Gifts Saint Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons (c. 130—c. 200) was a disciple of Saint Polycarp. who in turn was a disciple of Saint John the Evange­list. He is thus one of the earliest witnesses [...]

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