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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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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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Epiphany

Epiphany — The Celebration of Life by Archpriest Antony Gabriel How shall I describe this great mystery ? For the Incorporal hath become incarnate; the Word took unto himself the density of flesh. The Unseen is seen, the Untouchable is touched, the Beginningless beginneth, and the Son of God becomes the Son of Man; yes [...]

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BECOMING A LIVING TEMPLE OF GOD

Word Magazine November 1998 Page 16 BECOMING A LIVING TEMPLE OF GOD By Fr. Steven Rogers On November 21, the Church proclaims with joy, “Today is the fore­shadowing of the good pleasure of God and the herald of the salvation of men. The Virgin is revealed in the temple of God, and beforehand she announces [...]

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F-A-T-H-E-R

Word Magazine June 1979 Page 22 F-A-T-H-E-R Homily by Father James C. Meena On Pentecost Sunday, we sometimes experience the coincidence of celebrating a secular holiday, Father’s Day, which seems to have taken on a greater degree of significance than this Feast, which is probably the second most important day in the life of the [...]

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