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The Feast of Epiphany

January 6 The Feast of Epiphany Epiphany by V. Rev. Father Antony Gabriel Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ St John Chrysostom Why Do We Have Our Homes Blessed? by Phylis Meshel Onest On January 6, the Holy Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord In the Orthodox [...]

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FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS

Word Magazine September 1967 Page 3/28 SEPTEMBER 14, FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS Each year on September 14 the Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of “The Elevation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross.” This is one of the great feasts of the Church year, and one which has an important historical background. Although one or [...]

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Some Thoughts Concerning Mary

The Word Magazine, January 1974 - Page 4 Some Thoughts Concerning Mary by MARIQUITA PLATOV IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE a young Jewish girl growing up in the days before Christ. You are aware that for centuries the coming of the Savior has been foretold by the Hebrew prophets, and all around you in peopie's hearts [...]

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STRANGERS TO THE PAST

Word Magazine December 1978 Page 19 STRANGERS TO THE PAST Homily by Father James C. Meena Gideon, Barak, Sampson, Jefta, David, Samuel, Isaac, Jacob, Zerah, Tamar, Amminadab, Boaz, Obed, Jessica —Who are all these people? I am sure that when we read the 1st chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew, which begins with the [...]

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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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