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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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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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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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ORTHODOX MUSIC TODAY

Word Magazine November 1994 Page 6 ORTHODOX MUSIC TODAY: INTEGRATING OUR TRADITIONS By Archpriest Vladimir Soroka As we celebrate the Bicentennial of Orthodoxy in North America this year, we face the 21st century with challenges that are unique to our land. We would be less than honest if we didn’t confess that we are a [...]

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SACRAMENTAL FANS, AND ANGELS

Word Magazine, April 1969 Page 18-19 SACRAMENTAL FANS, AND ANGELS Rev. Theodore E. Ziton St. George’s Church, New Kensington. Pa. The Sacramental Fans (Exapteryga) are two circular banners of silver or of gold having on both sides the six-winged angels. . . called the Seraphim, in bas-relief. Since these Angels have six-wings, the banners are [...]

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SACRED MUSIC: ITS NATURE AND FUNCTION

Word Magazine February 1989 Page 4-6 SACRED MUSIC: ITS NATURE AND FUNCTION by The Department of Liturgical Music Orthodox Church in America All sorts of theories have been advanced to explain the Origin of music in human culture. One thing is certain: throughout recorded history until only recently, music was not an independent art form [...]

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