أحد الأرثوذكسية – أحد الأيقونات

السلام عليكِ يا كوكباً مظهراً الشمسمن خدمة المديح الكبير لوالدة الإله الفائقة القداسةاليوم هو الأحد الأول من الصوم الكبير المقدس، الذي تخصصه الكنيسة للاحتفال بانتصارها على هرطقة محاربي الأيقونات المقدسة والتي استمرت حوالي مئتي سنة، تم فيها تدمير الكثير من الأيقونات وسحلها في الشوارع ودوسها بالأقدام وإهانتها. الكنيسة الحية بالروح القدس نهضت من جراحها وصرخت [...]

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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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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, 1994

The following is from The Word Magazine, March 1994, Page 3-4 THE HIERARCHS ORTHODOX BISHOPS IN THE AMERICAS SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY, 1994 To all the clergy and laity of the Holy Orthodox Church throughout the United States and Canada Beloved Sisters and Brothers in Christ, THE SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY HAS COME to take on a [...]

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LENTEN MESSAGE

From The Word Magazine, March 1965 - Pages 3-4 LENTEN MESSAGE From Metropolitan Antony 1965 To all the venerable Clergy and Laity within all the constituencies of our Archdiocese in North America — Greetings and Blessings from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ... THE LENTEN SEASON IS WITH US again and we want to devote [...]

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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY: 1992

Word Magazine May 1992 Page 8-9 SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY: 1992 By Bishop ISAIAH of Aspendos Once again Orthodox Christians the world over in large congregations and in small numbers gather this day to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy. We have come here for the same purpose. We have gathered together in an annual pilgrimage to [...]

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SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY

Word Magazine March 1986 Page 5 SUNDAY OF ORTHODOXY by Father Isaiah Chronopoulos As we recall the return of God’s holy icons to the churches in 843 A.D. by the Empress Theodora, and as we proclaim the preservation and the triumph of our Faith down through the centuries, we are doing so in a society, [...]

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SUGGESTIONS FOR GREAT LENT

From The Word Magazine, March 1994, Page 35 SUGGESTIONS FOR GREAT LENT (from the Orthodox Observer) We are on the threshold of Great Lent: the 40-day period of fasting, prayer, soul-searching and general preparation for Holy Pascha. This is the time when serious Orthodox Christians strive to make the small sacrifices and "go that extra [...]

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St. Leo the Great on Lent

St. Leo the Great on Lent Dear friends, at every moment the earth is full of the mercy of God, and nature itself is a lesson for all the faithful in the worship of God. The heavens, the sea and all that is in them bear witness to the goodness and omnipotence of their Creator, [...]

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SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Word Magazine April 1989 Page 17 SPIRITUAL WARFARE by Joy Corey LENT came upon us ever so quietly and most immediately war was launched to which I became a helpless and unsuspecting victim. I had no control over the Almighty One who allowed this battle to surge. The essence of this warfare was of a [...]

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SOME REFLECTIONS ON FASTING

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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