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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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The Orthodox Christian Liturgical Year

The Orthodox Christian Liturgical Year by Father Paul Albert In the Orthodox Christian Church, September 1st marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year. Our liturgical year is expressed as a calendar, much like the secular calendar. It contains the same 365 days, only from September to September. From ancient times, man has been deeply tied [...]

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THE PERFECT GIFT

Word Magazine December 1998 Page 13 THE PERFECT GIFT By Archpriest Steven Rogers Probably everyone of us has uttered these words this time of year: “What do you want for Christmas this year?” The more we care for a person, the more important those words are as we seek to bring joy to those we [...]

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THE RESURRECTION

Word Magazine June 1977 Page 11-12 THE RESURRECTION FACT OR FICTION By Antony Bassoline Not too very long ago we all stood in church filled with anticipation, joy and peace as we eagerly awaited the moment when the Priest, in his most brilliant vestments, came out of the Royal Doors in the completely darkened church [...]

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THE ROAD TO OUR SALVATION

Word Magazine September 1999 Page 25 THE ROAD TO OUR SALVATION By Archpriest Steven Rogers Few things in life bring greater joy than the birth of a child. Even greater is that joy when the parents have nearly given up all hope of ever having a child. Such was the case of the parents of [...]

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THE SAINT WHO WAS SANTA CLAUS

Word Magazine December 1971 Page 17 THE SAINT WHO WAS SANTA CLAUS V. Rev. Vladimir Berzonsky Holy Trinity Church, Parma, Ohio Dominating our Christmas, rather “holiday” season, (we do not want to be offensive to our non—Christian and nonbelieving friends) , is the Santa Claus legend. The Santa figure and the gift giving displays find [...]

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The Second Eve

THE WORD MAGAZINE MARCH 1988 PAGE 18 The Second Eve by Isabel C. Elac President, North American Board The doorbell rings — you answer it — it is a stranger. Politely you listen. He tells you that you are going to conceive! In nine months! "Oh, how ridiculous" you say — and completely disturbed by [...]

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS

Word Magazine December 1958 Page 5/24 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS By FATHER MICHAEL BAROUDY Archpriest, St. George Orthodox Church Vicksburg, Mississippi The Christian world is about to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord, a celebration in which we all indulge every year. People celebrate this memorable day in various ways, depending upon their [...]

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