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Holy Cross

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 RIGHT ATTITUDE FOR LENT

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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RENEWAL AND ASCETICISM

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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THE POWER OF FAITH

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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PLANNING FOR GREAT LENT

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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THE MEANING OF CONFESSION

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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ORTHODOXY SUNDAY

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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PERIOD OF FASTING

الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine May 1959 Page 4 THE LENT . . . . PERIOD OF FASTING By Rt. Rev. Dr. M. Khallouf Pastor, St. George Orthodox Church, Utica, N.Y. The Orthodox Churches in all the world start their Great Lent this year on Monday, March 16; consequently, Easter [...]

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ORTHODOX LENT: A FEAST FOR THE SOUL

From The Word Magazine, February, 1993, Page 4 - 5 ORTHODOX LENT: A FEAST FOR THE SOUL By Father Alexey Young "Moses was before the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread, and he did not drink water." (Exodus 24:28) "Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to [...]

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THE ICONOCLASTIC CRISIS

Word Magazine February 1975 Page 11-12 THE ICONOCLASTIC CRISIS By Rev. Fr. Gabriel Barrow According to the Oxford Greek-English Lexi­con, icon means a figure, image, or likeness. It was icons (of Christ, the Theotokos, and the Saints), the most outstanding characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox temple of worship, that caused one of the major controversies [...]

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