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Met Saba (Esber) on the Orthodox “Diaspora” (Orthodox Caucus)

On the Issue of the Orthodox "Diaspora" Introduction It seems, during the course of work on the Great Orthodox Council, that the issue of the "diaspora" will be the most important, in the sense that there is no issue more important than it. Due to serious disagreements that currently exist between the Orthodox Churches, mostly [...]

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The Life Of The Thrice

The Life Of The Thrice Blessed Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh By Archpriest John Warren Morris On October 22, 1880, Badrah Ofiesh, the wife of Father Gabriel Ofiesh, the shepherd of the Orthodox flock in the village of Bikfaya, Lebanon, gave birth to her sixth child, the future Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh. The couple, who would eventually have [...]

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THE LIFE OF THE THRICE BLESSED

Word Magazine March 1995 THE LIFE OF THE THRICE BLESSED: BISHOP RAPHAEL HAWAWEENY WRITTEN BY FATHER ANDRE’ ISSA PART TWO Coming from Russia Raphael Hawaweeny found people of his own native land who offered him the reins of leadership, placing him at the forefront of their assembly and in their destiny. From the day he [...]

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Great-martyr Photina (Photini) the Samaritan Woman

Great-martyr Photina (Photini) the Samaritan Woman February 26th and Those with her: Sisters Photida, Phota, Paraskeva, Anatolia and Kyriake, and Sons Victor and Josiah Her faith in Jesus Christ was so strong that she did not wait for Nero to summon her and punish her for preaching His Holy Gospel. Instead, she sought him out. [...]

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BISHOP RAPHAEL

Word Magazine April 1995 Page 5 - 7 BISHOP RAPHAEL AND ORTHODOX/EPISCOPALIAN RELATIONS PART THREE From the end of the sixteenth sixteenth century, the Protestant Anglican Church made many approaches to the Orthodox Church and looked upon it as a Church which appeals to Holy Scriptures and the writings of the holy fathers, and the [...]

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Deacon Philip

Deacon Philip (Frank “Lane” Gilbert, Jr.) Walk, Run, or Roll on the Path of Righteousness THE HEAVENLY TREK The narrow path. We cling to our true faith as we journey along together. And occasionally God gets our attention in a way we never imagined. He allows us to witness an extraordinary life. This person is [...]

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ENVOY FROM ANTIOCH

Again Magazine December 1993 Page 6-9 ENVOY FROM ANTIOCH: The Life and Ministry of Bishop Raphael Hawaweeny By Paul D. Garrett In 1894, Bishop Nicholas (Ziorov) of the Russian Diocese of the Aleutian Islands and North America was on a "recruiting mission" in his homeland. He was seeking the best clergymen he could find to [...]

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EXCERPTS FROM THE EULOGY

The Word Magazine December 1992 Page 5-6 EXCERPTS FROM THE EULOGY FOR ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL by Metropolitan PHILIP "CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD, TRAMPLING DOWN DEATH BY DEATH AND UPON THOSE IN THE TOMBS, BESTOWING LIFE." Your Graces, Beloved in Christ: We are gathered in this Cathedral this morning to pray for the repose of [...]

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HOLY SYNOD

Word Magazine May 2000 Page 3 – 4 HOLY SYNOD OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IN AMERICA PROCLAIMS GLORIFICATION OF BISHOP RAPHAEL OYSTERBAY COVE, NY [OCA}: At their Spring Session at the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America here March 27-30, 2000, members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America [...]

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Lest We Forget

Word Magazine May 1976 Page 12 - 14 Lest We Forget... A series of articles on personalities of the past who have profoundly influenced Orthodoxy in America. RAPHAEL Bishop of Brooklyn The morning of Saturday, March 12, 1904, brought an air of great joy and excitement to the scattered communities of Orthodox faithful throughout North [...]

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