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A Meditation For Holy Friday

THE WORD MAGAZINE APRIL 1967 PAGE 6 A Meditation For Holy Friday “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” By the late FATHER MICHAEL F. MASSABNI sometime Pastor of St. George’s Church, Altoona, Pa. WHAT OUR BLESSED LORD did for us during His Holy Week and particularly on Holy Friday is almost [...]

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The Date of Pascha

The Date of Pascha Archbishop PETER (Reprinted from: The Orthodox Church Newspaper, April-May 1994 ) There is among the Orthodox a very widespread belief that the Christian celebration of Easter must necessarily come after the Jewish Passover. This chronological order is considered imperative and bears a symbolic meaning, as it is believed to have been [...]

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An Easter Meditation

The Word Magazine, April 1981, Page 5-6 An Easter Meditation By Religious News Service “And the women came out and ran away from the tomb because they were frightened out of their wits; and they said nothing to a soul, for they were afraid - .“ Mark 16:8 “When the women returned from the tomb [...]

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THE EMPTY TOMB

Word Magazine April 1959 Page 4 THE EMPTY TOMB By FATHER T. E. ZITON, Montreal, Canada Resurrection in Nature Winter is now past! The snow is gone, and the gardener prunes his trees and vines for another harvest. Nature joyfully cries out: “Stop, look and listen for spring is here!” Yes, there is a glorious [...]

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AN EXPLANATION

From THE WORD MAGAZINE, APRIL 1997, PAGE 4-14 AN EXPLANATION OF THE HOLY WEEK SERVICES OF THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH AS WE APPROACH THE great solemn days of Holy Week, we bring to mind how our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed and seized, tortured and crucified, died and was buried, and arose from the dead. [...]

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THE ETERNITY OF EASTER

Word Magazine May 1962 Page 4 THE ETERNITY OF EASTER By C. G. Pallas If the celebration of Easter were a mere poetical remembrance of Our Lord’s Passion and triumph over death, we would find Holy Week in the Church a somewhat theatrical procedure, a sentimental pageant of song and ritual that could well be [...]

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Brief Notes

From The Word Magazine, March 1959, Page 4 Brief Notes on the Date We Observe Easter By Rt. Rev. Gregory Abboud St. George's Church, Toronto, Ont. The date of the celebration of Easter was defined by the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in the year 325 A.D. In this First Ecumenical Council the entire Christian [...]

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The Historical Development of the Services of Pascha

The Historical Development of the Services of Pascha In trying to learn more about how the Liturgical Services of the Resurrection of Christ developed through the years in the Orthodox Church of the East, we find that much of this information comes to us from the liturgical settings of Jerusalem in the fourth century. It [...]

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CHRIST IS RISEN

From The Word Magazine, April 1996 Page 16 CHRIST IS RISEN, INDEED HE IS RISEN BY FATHER DON HOCK THIS POWERFUL PASCHAL greeting contains the entire essence, depth and meaning of our Christian faith. "Christ is risen, and our sins are forgiven! Christ is risen, and death is destroyed! Christ is risen, and life is [...]

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THE HOPE OF IMMORTALITY

Word Magazine April 1964 Page 3-4 THE HOPE OF IMMORTALITY To all the venerable clergy and laity within all the constituencies of our Archdiocese in North America — Greetings and Blessings from Our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.. . Once again Easter morn dawns upon the world, announcing to us the hope of immortality [...]

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