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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 [...]

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MARRIAGE

Word Magazine May 1976 Page 16 “MARRIAGE” homily by Archpriest James C. Meena From time to time it is necessary for us to discuss topical matters such as marriage as candidly as possible from a Christian perspective, especially in a society that is assaulting marriage more openly than we have ever known or experienced in [...]

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THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AS A TOOL

Word Magazine January 1985 Page 4-5 THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION AS A TOOL BY FATHER JOSEPH ALLEN “Until death, repentance is not limited either by seasons or acts.” —St. Isaac The Syrian When I was asked to share some thoughts on the Sacrament of Con­fession, one short phrase was added at the end of the [...]

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MARRIAGE AS UNITY AND EDUCATION

The Word Magazine May 1976 Page 10 –11 MARRIAGE AS UNITY AND EDUCATION By Fr. Joseph Allen An important quote in the Orthodox Matrimonial Service captures the aspects of unity and education in only a few words: Unite them in one mind and one flesh, and grant unto them fair children for education in thy [...]

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THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS

Word Magazine April 1993 Page 5 THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS It is the conviction of the Orthodox that Christ is the only Priest, Pastor and Teacher of His Body, the Church. He alone guides and rules His people. He alone forgives sins and offers communion with God, His Father. The sacrament of holy orders [...]

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MARRIAGE BLESSING THE UNION OF MAN AND WOMAN

Word Magazine March 1959 Page 9 MARRIAGE BLESSING THE UNION OF MAN AND WOMAN By Reverend Elias G. Dacy While Christ’s authorization of Holy Matrimony as a sacrament has been endlessly debated, Catholics: both Orthodox and Roman and some others have traditionally pointed to His presence at the marriage in Cana where He performed His [...]

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THE SACRAMENT OF LOVE

Word Magazine October 1963 Page 4 THE SACRAMENT OF LOVE Rev. Robert E. Lucas At the holy supper, the Redeemer’s voice reverberated throughout the room in significant tones, “Do this is commemoration of Me.” Thus Holy Mother Church has since that day celebrated on myriad altars throughout time this great mystery and has united its [...]

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MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine March1989 Page 17 MEDITATION ON THE HOLY SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION by Archpriest Jehad T. Michael “Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my trans­gressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and [...]

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