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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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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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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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THE LANGUAGE OF THE LITURGY

Word Magazine April 1987 Page 14-15 THE LANGUAGE OF THE LITURGY By Guthrie E. Janssen Orthodoxy in North America is at a point of crisis with respect to the language of the Liturgy. An ancient rule holds that the Liturgy must be served in the language of the people. For most Orthodox churches in North [...]

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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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