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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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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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