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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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CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD”

Word Magazine April 1968 Page 7 “CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD” By THE RT. REV. FR. GIBRAN RAMLAOUI St. George’s Church, Cleveland, Ohio For twenty centuries, and every year, the Christian world celebrates the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus. Christians expect this glorious event through special rituals, extensive prayers and a long [...]

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THE LIGHT OF HIS FACE AND THE FLAME OF PASCHA

Word Magazine May 1994 Page 8-9 THE LIGHT OF HIS FACE AND THE FLAME OF PASCHA By Father Demetrios S. Kavadas I was ready to begin this article and suddenly I noticed that I have eight different depictions of Christ on the walls of my office. Each one of them has a message for me. [...]

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CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN

Word Magazine April 2000 Page 14 CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers “Clothes make the man.” That old adage aptly states that what we wear goes a long way towards determining how we perceive ourselves and are perceived by others. Billions and billions of dollars are spent each year in this country [...]

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THE PASSION WEEK AND HOLY SATURDAY

Word Magazine April 1958 Page 6/23 THE PASSION WEEK AND HOLY SATURDAY By Fr. Ilyas Kurban Pastor, St. George’s Church, Boston The Passion Week has a special position in the liturgical life of the Church. The whole week is a complete unity during which we follow the procession of our Lords passions. His crucifixion, His [...]

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DEFINED BY THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

Word Magazine April 2000 Page 3 DEFINED BY THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST By Very Rev. John Abdalah A Christian is one who is defined by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, even in a day and age when some who call themselves by God’s own name deny the reality of the very act that defines them. [...]

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THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

Word Magazine April 1958 Page 5 THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD By Father John Chromiak Pastor, St. George’s Church, Allentown, Pa. CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN. “The Day of Resurrection! Let us be enlightened. 0 Ye people! The Passover, the Pascha of the Lord! From death unto life, and from earth unto heaven [...]

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