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MEDITATION 0N MARY AND MARTHA

Word Magazine March 2001 Page 7-8 MEDITATION 0N MARY AND MARTHA By Natalie Ashanin There is one account in the Bible which has always intrigued me and that is the story recounted in the 10th chapter St. Luke, v. 38-42. Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain [...]

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SUBMIT YOURSELF.

Word Magazine December 1990 Page 22 SUBMIT YOURSELF. AND YOU WILL BE EXALTED! by Khoureeye Stefanie Yazge One of my favorite hymns heard at Christmas (and as part of every Great Compline service) is “God is with us! Understand all ye nations, and submit yourselves, for God is with us!” Why? For several reasons. First [...]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS — LATER NOT SOONER

Word Magazine December 1976 Page 19/21 “MERRY CHRISTMAS — LATER NOT SOONER” Homily by Father James C. Meena When I was a little boy, as with all children, I used to Liturgical Celebration of the Birth of our Lord, when we anticipate the coming of Christmas weeks in advance. I’d should be meditating and contemplating [...]

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THANK YOU GOD, FOR THE MYSTERY

Word Magazine December 1968 Page 15 THANK YOU GOD, FOR THE MYSTERY “As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; it was exactly as they had been told.” (ST. LUKE 2:19) The very [...]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Word Magazine December 1964 Page 3 MERRY CHRISTMAS To the Pastors and Faithful Christians of the Archdiocese: Peace and Blessing in our Lord Jesus Christ! (To be read in the churches) Of all the feasts in the cycle of the Christian year the one that has had the greatest impact on the western world, in [...]

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THE ADVENT PERIOD IN HOME LIFE

Word Magazine December 1985 Page 8-9 THE ADVENT PERIOD IN HOME LIFE by Sophie Koulomzin What is the meaning of the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord in our family life? How can we live through the preparatory period of Advent as a Christian family? Can this meaning be truly and naturally, unpretentiously, embodied [...]

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NATIVITY EPISTLE 1966

Word Magazine December 1966 Page 4 NATIVITY EPISTLE 1966 To all the Pastors and the Orthodox Faithful of our Archdiocese of New York and All North America, “Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; and you nations praise him with joy; for he has been glorified.” With great joy and gratitude for God’s unfathomable love, [...]

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THE ALL EMBRACING LOVE OF A MOTHER

Word Magazine October 1999 Page 21 THE ALL EMBRACING LOVE OF A MOTHER By Fr. Stephen Rogers To a child who is hurt, fearful or in distress, there is no greater place of warmth and security than the embrace of a loving mother. In times of great need, children will run to the loving arms [...]

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O GOD OF SPIRITS AND OF ALL FLESH

Word Magazine February 2001 Page 16 O GOD OF SPIRITS AND OF ALL FLESH By V. Rev. Stephen Rogers On the seventeenth of February this year the Church gathers together to celebrate the Saturday of Souls. As a prelude to Great Lent, we assemble to pray for all departed Orthodox Christians, petitioning that God would [...]

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THE ASCENSION

Word Magazine May 1958 Page 3 THE ASCENSION By Rev. Fr. Theodore E. Ziton Pastor, St. Nicholas Syrian Orthodox Church Montreal, Quebec, Canada for there, through His Ascension, he has prepared a place for us. “If it were not so, I would have told you.” For the last time Jesus blessed the group of the [...]

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