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A COMMENTARY ON THE DIVINE LITURGY

A COMMENTARY ON THE DIVINE LITURGY    Introduction The Divine Liturgy is divided into three parts: 1. The "Proskomidi", or preparation of the Holy Gifts. (Not visible to the Faithful). 2. The "Liturgy of the Catechumens", (the students or learners of the faith). 3. The "Liturgy of the Faithful", (Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist). Priest [...]

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Young People and Confession

Young People and Confession by Fr. Milton Efthimiou  The motivation for this article came from a young teenager who heard me speak on pornography and drugs. He asked me if it was a sin to read "dirty books," and to occasionally smoke marijuana. I told him that he should go to his priest and that [...]

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Orthodox Prayer Book

Transfiguration Orthodox Prayer Book Compiled from various sources by Fr. Peter Gregory   Table of Contents Quotes on Prayer Daily Prayers- Morning Prayers, Evening Prayers, Daily Meditation Various Prayers- The Creed, Jesus Prayer, Prayers to Your Patron Saint, Prayer to Your Guardian Angel Mealtime Prayers- Various Prayers Before Meals, Various prayers after meals Prayers at [...]

By | June 30th, 2011|Belief & History, Liturgical, Parish and Family Life, Prayers and Practice, Sacraments, Spirituality|Comments Off on Orthodox Prayer Book

Baptismal Instructions

Again Magazine Volume 20 Number 2 Summer 1997 Page 28-31 I BELIEVE In the Holy Catholic Church; in the forgiveness of sins; in the resurrection of the body; and in life everlasting. Baptismal Instructions compiled from the early Church Fathers on the meaning of the Apostles’ Creed. A selection from From Darkness to Light by [...]

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THE HOLY EUCHARIST 3

Word Magazine May 1960 Page 6-7 THE HOLY EUCHARIST By Father Michael Azkoul, Spring Valley, III. PART III The last article was concerned with the Holy Eucharist, as the Body and Blood of the Son of God. We said that it was His real Body and Blood under the forms of bread and wine. The [...]

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CONFESSION

Word Magazine February 1982 Page 15 CONFESSION By Father James C. Meena One of the questions asked recently is, “Why, after having read the Communion Prayer which begins, ‘I believe O Lord and I confess that Thou art truly the Christ, the Son of the living God . . .‘is it necessary for us to [...]

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THE PRIEST AS A CONFESSOR

Antiochian Clergy Seminar and Fall Delegates Meeting Midwest Region North Royalton, Ohio - October 19, 2001 PRESENTATION BY Father Richard Peters THE PRIEST AS A CONFESSOR You will only worthily celebrate the sacrament of repentance when you are a lover of souls and not a lover of gain, when you have learned to be patient [...]

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CONFESSION AND THE BIBLE

Word Magazine April 1979 Page 5-6 CONFESSION AND THE BIBLE by Antony Bassoline During the Lenten season the Church puts special emphasis on the Sacrament of Penance. This time of year before the great Resurrection feast is especially suited for the “re-ordering” of our lives, and the reflecting on our sinful nature — a sort [...]

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THE RE-INTEGRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

Word Magazine October 1958 Page 7 THE RE-INTEGRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS By Father Michael Azkool St. George’s, Spring Volley, Illinois It is important, whenever we speak of the Sacraments, to first discover what is mere “custom” and what is the true character and nature of them. (It is true that the Church recognizes the value [...]

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FAMILY INSIGHTS

Word Magazine April 2000 Page 21-22 FAMILY INSIGHTS (Galatians 3:27) By Very Rev. Jason DelVitto “FOR AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST” (Gal. 3:27). In preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the members of the adult education group of our parish [...]

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