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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 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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THE HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF OUR HOLY FAITH

Word Magazine February 1967 Page 10-11 THE HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL ASPECTS OF OUR HOLY FAITH By Rev. Father Michael Baroudy Pastor Emeritus of St. Georges Orthodox Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi The history of the Christian Church as a whole is just as fasci­nating as it is informative and inspir­ing, for it contains the record at the [...]

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THE ISRAEL OF GOD

Word Magazine December 2000 Page 4-5 THE ISRAEL OF GOD By Rev. Fr. Alban West For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. (Galatians 6:16-17) With the recent [...]

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THE MIRACULOUS CLOUD OF DECISION

Word Magazine November 1966 Page 15 THE MIRACULOUS CLOUD OF DECISION By Rev. Father Theodore Ziton St. George's Church, New Kensington, Pa. The king, prophet, and psalmist David taught through his writings that “the Heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.” (Ps. 19:1.) As rich and as great and as [...]

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