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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 [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:09-07:00July 6th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Sacraments|Comments Off on Young People and Confession

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 |2020-07-03T10:06:10-07:00June 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 [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:16-07:00June 20th, 2011|Belief & History, Saints|Comments Off on Joanna the holy Myrrh-Bearer

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 [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:17-07:00June 18th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Saints|Comments Off on The Fast of the Apostles

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 [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:06:17-07:00June 11th, 2011|Belief & History, Feasts & Seasons, Liturgical, Scripture, Spirituality|Comments Off on On the Trinitarian Dimension of the Holy Spirit

THE RELEVANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH TO ALL TIMES AND PLACES

Word Magazine February 1968 Page 20-21 THE RELEVANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH TO ALL TIMES AND PLACES By The Late Very Rev. Father Michael Baroudy, Pastor Emeritus St. George’s Orthodox Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi No one actually knows how long religion has been in existence. We know that our own, the Christian religion, has been in [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:14:01-07:00March 23rd, 2011|Belief & History|Comments Off on THE RELEVANCE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH TO ALL TIMES AND PLACES

THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD

Word Magazine April 1960 Page 6-7 THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD By Father Michael Buben The Seventh-Day Adventists teach that at the time of our Lord’s second coming, all the righteous living and dead will go with Him to heaven where together they will reign for a thousand years. After a thousand years all [...]

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TRADITION AND THE BIBLE

Word Magazine October 1960 Page 3-4 TRADITION AND THE BIBLE By Father Michael Azkoul Spring Valley, Ill. The Church is “the Body of Christ” and is therefore essentially an organism. Orthodoxy is a growing thing, a living Body. She is the “extension of the Incarnation,” as the Fathers used to say. There is “one” Christ, [...]

By |2011-03-23T08:51:35-07:00March 23rd, 2011|Belief & History|Comments Off on TRADITION AND THE BIBLE

WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE LIVE

Word Magazine September 1999 Page 21-22 Mount Athos: a reminder of WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE LIVE By Seminarian Joshua Makoul In a world so consumed and fixated with worldly pleasures and riddled with secularism, it has become dangerously easy for the Christian to lose touch with his identity as a child of God [...]

By |2020-07-03T10:14:01-07:00March 23rd, 2011|Belief & History|Comments Off on WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE LIVE