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On The Veneration Of The Holy Cross by Fr. Alexander Schmemann Our father, Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann, (d. 1983) was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer. He taught at St. Vladimir Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY and at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, France. His writings have been very influential [...]

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THE WORD MAGAZINE MARCH 1977 PAGE 11-13 SOME REFLECTIONS ON FASTING by John Boojamra Fasting, or more correctly, the practice of abstinence for certain days and certain periods of the year, has long caused difficulty in the minds of many Orthodox in North America. Every year, as the Easter lent approaches, Orthodox begin to wonder [...]

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Word Magazine April 1969 Page 7 SILENCE THAT SCREAMS By THE REV. FR. JOSEPH J. ALLEN Bergenfield, N.J. It is difficult and almost impossible for us to imagine in today’s world that silence is beautiful. What was possible at one time is quickly becoming extinct in all areas, but greatest amongst those disappearing elements is [...]

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Word Magazine February 2000 Page 21 PREPARING FOR THE GREATEST JOURNEY By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers As the sharp edge of winter cuts across February with its long shadows and long cold nights, Orthodox Christians know that this time of year is the herald of Great Lent, that solemn but beautiful 40-day journey to the [...]

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Word Magazine February 1971 Page 7 THE RIGHT ATTITUDE FOR LENT by Rev. V. Berzonsky Holy Trinity Church, Parma, Ohio Before the Great Lent begins the Orthodox Church reserves three weeks in order to encourage in its members a proper mental preparedness towards the season of intense prayer, meditation and fasting. We must learn not [...]

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Word Magazine March 1985 Page 21 RENEWAL AND ASCETICISM Homily By Father James C. Meena First I think it is necessary for us to understand what renewal really means before we go on to talk about asceticism. You have heard it said that Jesus Christ makes all things news. According to St. Paul “If anyone [...]

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Word Magazine December 1960 Page 4 THE POWER OF FAITH By Subdeacon Michael I. Irvin Delivered in St. Mary’s Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., March 27, 1963 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. What a contrast for Our Lord—to come down from the mount on which He [...]

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Word Magazine February 1977 Page 12 PLANNING FOR GREAT LENT IN THE CHURCH SCHOOL By John Boojamra Great Lent is rapidly approaching (February 21) and this is perhaps a good opportunity to consider some possible ways in which the church school might encourage the observance of this period as a time of preparation. Lent has [...]

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الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine March 1970 Page 7 THE MEANING OF CONFESSION — V. Rev. Sergius Chetverikov THE PERIOD OF HOLY AND GREAT LENT is a time when we are invited to come to confession and receive Holy Communion. We are now in this period. All too often we [...]

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From The Word Magazine, April 1983, Page 14 ORTHODOXY SUNDAY by Father Paul N. Tarazi The Sunday of Orthodoxy is a gathering of commemoration, a commemoration of a bright victory, the victory of the Orthodox Faith at the 7th Ecumenical Synod of Nicaea in 787. Yes! A festivity of victory! This is after all what [...]

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