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The Holy Angels An Orthodox Perspective

The Holy Angels An Orthodox Perspective NOVEMBER 8 Angels: Our Elder Brethren Written by St. Nicholai Velimirovic, Bishop of Zica Compiled by Archimandrite Nektarios Serfes Boise, Idaho, USA August 13th 2004 "Whom Christ loves, His angels love too." St. Nicholai of Zica (1880-+1956) Our Holy Bible starts with this sentence: In the beginning God created [...]

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St. Gregory The Theologian

St. Gregory The Theologian (329-389) In Defense Of His Flight to Pontus De Fuga The Second Oration Introduction In 325 AD, the year of the First Ecumenical Council, a Christian woman in Cappadocia managed to convert her husband to the Orthodox Christian faith. Her name was Nonna. Her husband’s name was Gregory. Gregory had belonged [...]

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EASTERN ORTHODOX

Word Magazine February 1966 Page 8-9 EASTERN ORTHODOX VERY REV. ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN The National Broadcasting Company presents FAITH IN ACTION, a program designed to bring the viewpoints of those of many beliefs. In the first two programs concerned with Eastern Orthodoxy, the Very Reverend Alexander Schmemann, Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, [...]

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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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Eastern Orthodoxy in a Western Ethos

Word Magazine May 1976 Page 6-9 Bicentennial Thoughts: Eastern Orthodoxy in a Western Ethos Part I: Culture, Celebration and Expression by philotheos faros It is difficult to figure out how the prevailing assumption developed that Western cultural tradition is more refined and civilized than is the Eastern. Nevertheless, whatever the origin of this assumption might [...]

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“GOD IS”

Word Magazine March 1976 Page 12 “GOD IS” Homily by Archpriest James C. Meena It seems imperative to me that we, as Christians, understand a basic fact. Though Christ gave us an overriding Commandment of love for God and for our neighbor which seems to obviate the necessity to adhere to the Commandments as they [...]

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THE PASTORAL LIFE IN THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH

THE PASTORAL LIFE IN THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH (Four Talks Given at the Spring Delegates Meeting, March 6 and 7, 2003 at St. Mary’s Basilica, Livonia, Michigan) St. Gregory The Theologian (329-389) In Defense Of His Flight to Pontus De Fuga The Second Oration Aphrahat, The Persian Sage +345 Select Demonstrations Number 10 “Of [...]

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IN UNAM SANCTUM

Word Magazine January 1961 Page 10/28 IN UNAM SANCTUM By Archimandrite Elias Mastrogiannopoulos, Nostalgia for Orthodoxy Friedierich Heiler, Professor of the University of Mar­bur, is one of the most prominent contemporary theolo­gians of the West. He has devoted his life to an objective and impartial study of the Orthodox Church. He has par­ticularly dealt with [...]

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Moses Established the Written Tradition of the Pentateuch

Moses Established the Written Tradition of the Pentateuch by Richard A. Michaels In the sacred tradition of the Church, the understanding that Moses was the author of the Pentateuch is indisputable. Most obviously, one need only to review what Our Lord Himself says about Moses; the Transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor confirms Moses as [...]

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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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