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WHY DO WE FAST SO OFTEN?

Word Magazine March 2000 Page 14 WHY DO WE FAST SO OFTEN? By Fr. Stephen Ziton Let’s begin by taking a look at what happens when we do not keep the fast. In Genesis 3 we learn of the fall of Adam and Eve, and how their failure to keep the fast when they ate [...]

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Why Do We Have Our Homes Blessed?

Why Do We Have Our Homes Blessed? by Phyllis Meshel Onest Begin Everything with Prayer Since we are reminded in Scripture to begin whatever we do with prayer, it has been the practice of Orthodox Christians for centuries to have new dwellings blessed either before or just after settling in. This has been extended to [...]

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WORKING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Word Magazine May 1962 Page 6-7 WORKING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by Rev. Father John Chromiak The revelation of the mission and ministry of the Paraclete waited for Christ’s Incarnation to be fully taught, and for His Ascension to be fully explained and understood, when the Spirit was poured out in a glorious baptism of [...]

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WRITE IT ON YOUR HEARTS

Word Magazine December 1992 Page 26 WRITE IT ON YOUR HEARTS By The Very Rev. James C. Meena The Lord is our God. The Lord is one. If you love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength, let these words I urge on you today [...]

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THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH

Word Magazine June 1976 Page 23 THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH: SOME THOUGHTS ON PENTECOST BY A LAYMAN By Robert Vagias I would like to start by relating a story, one of the most impressive I can remember. It happened in 1969, at the time of the Apollo moon orbitings. One of the astronauts, seeing the [...]

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THE SYMBOL OF LOVE

Word Magazine February 1967 Page 21 THE SYMBOL OF LOVE By Adma Shakhashiri Commission on “THE WORD” Department of Religious Education Troparion of The Cross: “Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, giving us victory over all who assail us, and protecting the Church of Thy Faithful by Thy Cross.” The Cross is the [...]

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THE TRUE MEANING OF FEASTS

Word Magazine June 2001 Page 29 THE TRUE MEANING OF FEASTS By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers Pascha . . . Pentecost . . . the Transfiguration . . . the Exaltation of the Cross . . . the Nativity ... Each year as the seasons change and the months roll by, the faithful of the [...]

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THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Word Magazine December 1980 Page 10 - 12 THE TRUE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS By Joy Corey Joy is a member of St. Michael Church in Van Nuys, California. Her story will surely give us the Christmas spirit. I glanced at my watch and suddenly realized they would be here any moment. I really didn’t know [...]

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THE LIBERATING CROSS

Word Magazine September 2000 Page 16 THE LIBERATING CROSS By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers On the Sunday following the Exaltation of the Cross we hear Christ say: “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, [...]

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THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR HIM

Word Magazine January 1966 Page 4 THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR HIM By REV. FR. PHILIP SALIBA On the 25th of December, the Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ in Bethlehem of Judea: one of the most significant events in the course of human history. Once again the spell of Christmas [...]

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