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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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Nearly Two Thousand Years of Faithfulness

Orthodox Christianity: Nearly Two Thousand Years of Faithfulness By Father Anthony Yazge (Originally submitted to the Tribune Star for publication in the Fall of 1995) Jesus Christ established His Church on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles, as recorded in chapter two of The Acts of the Apostles. Later [...]

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ON THE MEANING OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY

Word Magazine June 1971 Page 9 - 11 ON THE MEANING OF BIBLICAL PROPHECY By John C. Trevor Professor of Religion, Baldwin-Wallace College Every world crisis since the com­pletion of the Biblical Canon in the first and fourth centuries has provoked certain Christians to search their Bibles for any possible parallels to so-called “Biblical prophecy.” [...]

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On The Priesthood

John Chrysostom 347-407 On The Priesthood John Chrysostom is among the most well known saints of the Eastern Church. He was born in Antioch in c. 347 and died in exile in 407 as the Patriarch of Constantinople. He was educated in both law under the pagan Libanius and in theology by Diodore of Tarsus, [...]

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