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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 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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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN YEAR

THE WORD MAGAZINE MARCH, 1980 PAGE 23-24 ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN YEAR by father stephen upson THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT The First Sunday in Lent is called Orthodoxy Sunday, because on this day each year is celebrated the Feast in honor of the restoration of the use of icons, or holy pictures, in the Church. This [...]

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THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERING

Word Magazine April 1959 Page 6/27 THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERING A LENTEN MEDITATION By ARCHPRIEST MICHAEL BOROUDY, Vicksburg, Miss. There has never been a person in all history as misunderstood and least appreciated by people as Jesus Christ, our Lord. At least, this is my personal opinion, arrived at after mature consideration, based upon [...]

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ON THE SEASON OF THE GREAT FAST

From The Word Magazine, February, 1961, page 3. Archpastoral Message From METROPOLITAN ANTONY ON THE SEASON OF THE GREAT FAST "I can do all things in Him who strengthens me"(PHIL.4: 13) The Great Fast of the Forty-days, the Holy Quadragesima, is again upon us. These are days of spiritual rejuvenation, days of spiritual joy for [...]

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THE AKATHIST HYMN

Word Magazine October 1975 Page 12-13 THE AKATHIST HYMN By EMMY P. KARAVELLAS I The Akathist Hymn is an extensive lyric poem of unparalleled beauty, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Chanted on the first five suc­cessive Fridays of the Lent period of the Eastern Orthodox Church, it has a unique quality of at­tracting thousands of [...]

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