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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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THE LIVING WATERS OF MID-PENTECOST

Word Magazine May 2001 Page 18 THE LIVING WATERS OF MID-PENTECOST By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers Nothing is more ele­mental to life than water. Water sustains life; all the processes of our bodies are dependent on it. In fact, more than anything else, our bodies are composed of water. To thirst is to desire that [...]

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THE MIRACLE OF BETHLEHEM

Word Magazine December 1968 Page 3 THE MIRACLE OF BETHLEHEM THE ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE - 1968 It is easy to lose sight of the miracle of Bethlehem in our modern world of pressure politics and commercial Christmas. This annual reminder of the continuous presence of the Divine in our wayward world is a necessary thing for [...]

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THE NATIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST

Word Magazine December 1960 Page 3 THE NATIVITY OF JESUS CHRIST BY ELEUTHERIOUS VORONTSOV Late Metropolitan of Leningrad “Behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.” (LUKE [...]

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The Nativity of Our Lord

The Nativity of Our Lord by Fr. Anthony Yazge (Originally submitted to the Tribune Star for publication in the Fall of 1995) Christmas is such a remarkable season of the year! People find a kinder, more generous side to themselves, unless they are a Scrooge who is yet to be converted! Many places put on [...]

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