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THE ELEVATION

Word Magazine September 1960 Page 3/28 THE ELEVATION OF THE PRECIOUS AND LIFE-CREATING CROSS OF THE LORD By Archpriest Leonid Kolchev For a long time the Cross served as the instrument of a shameful punishment, exciting fear and disgust among people, but from the time that Christ sanctified it by His Blood, it became an [...]

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Pentecost And The Unity Of The Church

THE WORD MAGAZINE JUNE 1973 PAGE 7 Pentecost And The Unity Of The Church REVEREND FATHER JOSEPH J. ALLEN IT IS PAINFULLY EVIDENT today that Orthodox people are not able to distinguish among the feasts in the Church as to which are shaped by time and which are not. It is as important to know [...]

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THE FAST OF THE DORMITION

Word Magazine June 1977 Page 16 THE FAST OF THE DORMITION OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS AUGUST 1st through 14th By Fr. Gabriel Barrow During the first fourteen days of August during each year, the Holy Orthodox Church enters into a strict fast period in honor of the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. The eminent [...]

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READINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

Word Magazine December 1994 Page 18-19 READINGS FOR CHRISTMAS By Archpriest Paul Ziatyk Each year there is an excitement in the air in the weeks preceding Christmas. There is the hectic preparation for the feast — the gift buying, planning, food preparation, card writing, decorating. etc. to name a few of our activities, as wel1 [...]

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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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