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THE EPIKLESIS OF THE DIVINE LITURGY

Word Magazine May 1963 Page 7-8 THE EPIKLESIS OF THE DIVINE LITURGY By REV. FR. THEODORE E. ZITON To many of us this is strange term­inology, but yet it is an occurrence at each and every Divine Liturgy and at whatever time that a Liturgy is per­formed. It is a very important part of the [...]

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General Explanation of The Divine Liturgy

General Explanation of The Divine Liturgy By Nicholas Cabasilas Translated by: Rt. Rev. Athanasius E. Saliba A resume of the first chapter "General Significance of Sacrifice" of the book Explanation of the Divine Liturgy The essential function of the celebration of the Divine Liturgy is the transformation of the bread and wine into the body [...]

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THE NECESSITY OF RITUAL

Word Magazine December 1957 Page 256/275 THE NECESSITY OF RITUAL By Eli Haddad, Worcester, Mass. The Orthodox religion is a religion with a ritual. There is a generous splash of finery in its externals, a great deal of pageantry and drama in its ceremonies, and a popular grandeur in its approaches to the soul. It [...]

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THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN DIVINE LITURGY

Word Magazine May 1965 Page 13/16 THE ROLE OF MUSIC IN DIVINE LITURGY By Fr. Edwin Ellison West, Pastor, Church of the Redeemer, Polo Alto, California (Some thoughts of a Western Rite Orthodox Priest) From time to time, we read in our archdiocesan magazine, The Word, expressions of censure for practically all music except the [...]

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FEASTDAYS AND SERVICES TO THE THEOTOKOS

FEASTDAYS AND SERVICES TO THE THEOTOKOS Presentation Given by His Grace Bishop Demetri At the First Biennial Antiochian Archdiocese Clergy Symposium Chicago, Illinois July 1978 Ever since the Archangel Gabriel first said, "you are blessed among women," to the Virgin Mary, these words of praise have inspired the faithful of the Christian Church. Their love [...]

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THE IKONOSTASIS

Word Magazine February, 1958 Page 7/26 THE IKONOSTASIS Its meaning in the celebration of Divine Liturgy In Eastern Orthodox Churches everywhere by FR. MICHAEL BUBEN Every Orthodox Christian upon entering his Holy Temple for worship sees first a partition dividing the Sanctuary (altar) from the central Body of the building. What is the story for [...]

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LANGUAGE OF THE LITURGY

Word Magazine December 1963 Page 9-10 LANGUAGE OF THE LITURGY By Clifford T. Argue President Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Cornell University “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.” I. CORINTHIANS 14:14 These words written by St. Paul almost 2000 years ago, also represent the feeling of [...]

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MUSIC IN OUR CHURCHES

Word Magazine February 1981 Page 13-14 MUSIC IN OUR CHURCHES By James E. Meena When I was first asked by SOYO to write an article for The WORD magazine my mind began to search for a topic to center the article around. I found it a difficult task as I ran through a num­ber of [...]

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