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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 FORGOTTEN SHEPHERD

Word Magazine December 1982 Page 18-19 THE FORGOTTEN SHEPHERD Homily By Father James C. Meena Nearly 2,000 years ago, as told in the Gospel according to St. Luke, Angels appeared to shepherds in the hills of Bethlehem and announced to them the birth of their Saviour in the City of Bethlehem. They instructed the shepherds [...]

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THE FORTY HOLY MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

Word Magazine March 2000 Page 4-5 THE FORTY HOLY MARTYRS OF SEBASTE March 9 By Basiliki Sherry When I came into the dimly-lit church this morning, half a dozen young girls were gathered around the chanter’s stand. Their voices rose pure and passionless; there was no weight to their singing. The tones of the Lenten [...]

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THE FRUIT OF BARRENNESS

Word Magazine December 1999 Page 14-15 THE FRUIT OF BARRENNESS By Very Rev. Steven Rogers In December, the landscape here around the church becomes stark, barren and seemingly lifeless. The lushness of the verdant countryside, vibrant in the summer with flowers, fruit and life, now lies dormant, appearing to be devoid of life. Looking at [...]

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THE INITIATION

Word Magazine December 1979 Page 14 THE INITIATION homily by Father James C. Meena The Fathers of the Church proved very wise when they established a certain sequence of Feasts for our observance. It wasn’t until the latter centuries of the first millennium that they established December 25th as the day in which we would [...]

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OPERATING IN THE REAL WORLD

Word Magazine November 1999 Page 53 OPERATING IN THE REAL WORLD By Father Stephen Rogers As we approach the end of the 20th century, we are living in the midst of what has aptly been labeled the Information Age. Computers, the world wide web, hundreds of television channels, talk radio, and print media inundate us [...]

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THE BEAUTY OF MARY, THEOTOKOS

From The Word Magazine, March 1999 - Page 7-8 THE BEAUTY OF MARY, THEOTOKOS by Joy Corona In a society and a culture which so emphasizes the masculine, I find myself, as a woman, sometimes confronted with the message that, to be successful, I must also be masculine. It's as though I must be male [...]

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ORIGIN OF THE FEAST OF CHRISTMAS

Word Magazine December 1979 Page 5-6 ORIGIN OF THE FEAST OF CHRISTMAS by antony bassoline The celebration of the birth of Christ has become the most obvious religious-based public festival of American life. Its arrival in December is prepared for months in advance. It is the one event which generates the most anticipation and to [...]

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THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD

Word Magazine January 1965 Page 5/7 THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD By Archpriest Michael Baroudy Vicksburg, Mississippi The birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is one of the most stag­gering facts of history. I have said staggering because our finite minds cannot fully comprehend what is in­volved in the birth of Jesus Christ [...]

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Our Chance To Give Glory

THE WORD MAGAZINE MAY 1971 PAGE 9 Our Chance To Give Glory PENTICOST means graduation, in a way. It is the time when the earthly life of Jesus Christ is fulfilled, and our life in Christ begins. We have honored his life of devoted service to fulfilling the will of the Father in heaven : [...]

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