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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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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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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 [...]

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Orthodox Christian Worship

Orthodox Christian Worship: A living experience by Fr. Anthony G. Yazge (Originally submitted to the Tribune Star for publication in the Fall of 1995) Imagine being gathered before the throne of God in the presence of all the saints. Gold adorns many of the altar articles and the fragrance of incense fills the air. It [...]

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ORTHODOXY & CATHOLICISM

ORTHODOXY & CATHOLICISM By Father Theodore Pulcini, PhD Every so often we hear someone say, “Orthodox Christianity — let’s see, isn’t that sort of like the Eastern branch of the Roman Catholic Church?” No, not really. Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism are distinct bodies with significant differences. In discussing these differences, my approach will be primarily [...]

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ORTHODOXY AND THE CHURCH FATHERS

Word Magazine October 1961 Page 11 ORTHODOXY AND THE CHURCH FATHERS (From the special Easter 1961 issue of the Zoë” Brother­hood. Athens Greece, dedicated to ORTHODOXY.) The Fathers of our Church derived all of their teach­ings from Orthodoxy. However, they gave everything they possessed for the triumph of the Orthodox Faith, which is the priceless [...]

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