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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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COME AND SEE

Word Magazine November 2000 Page 22 COME AND SEE By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers On the final day of November, the Church celebrates the feast of the “All-praised and First-called Apostle Andrew.” Andrew, a disciple of St. John the forerunner and Baptist, was with St. John along with another disciple (probably John the Evangelist) when [...]

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ADVENT

Word Magazine December 1970 Page 14 ADVENT “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; on those who live in a land of deep shadow a light has shone. You have made their gladness greater, you have made their joy in crease;”(ISAIAH 9:1) I understand the significance of the pre-Easter lent, but [...]

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Discourse

Discourse On the Day of the Baptism of Christ St John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany -- everyone [...]

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A CHRISTMAS SERMON

Word Magazine December 1971 Page 9 AN ATOM FOR CHRISTMAS AND EVERY DAY A CHRISTMAS SERMON by FATHER THEODORE E. ZITON We are living in hard times. If we were disappointed in the peace and rehabilitation of nations that followed World War I, we can well be alarmed at the situation that pre­vails after World [...]

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EMBRACING OUR SALVATION

Word Magazine February 1999 Page 24 EMBRACING OUR SALVATION By Archpriest Steven Rogers During the recent holiday season, my wife and I eagerly awaited the return home of our two daughters and our son-in-law. Upon each of their arrivals we joyously embraced them, wrapping our arms around our loved ones who had been absent from [...]

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AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN

Word Magazine May 1969 Page 8 “AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN... “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll. . . And between the [...]

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