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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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ON CONFESSION

Word Magazine March 1996 Page 9 ON CONFESSION By Archpriest Antony Gabriel On the advice of parishioners and friends, I am writing to share with the readers of The Word, the following observation: In both official Archdiocesan statements, as well as the report from the Task Force on the Twenty-first Century, that have been disseminated [...]

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WHAT IS HOLY CHRISMATION?

Word Magazine February 1962 Page 5 WHAT IS HOLY CHRISMATION? Father Michael J. Buben “Holy Chrismation is a Sacrament in which the baptized believer, being anointed with Holy Chrism on certain parts of the body, in the name of the Holy Spirit, receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit for growth and strength in spiritual [...]

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REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD OF GOD

Word Magazine December 1985 Page 21-22 REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD OF GOD THREE VERSES FROM THE BIBLE By The Rev. Dr Stanley S. Harakas You may be one of those Orthodox Christians who find it hard to accept that frequent Holy Communion is Orthodox teaching. You learned at your mother’s knee that a long and [...]

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SACRAMENTAL LIFE

Word Magazine January 1975 Page 3,4/14 SACRAMENTAL LIFE —AND THE LIFE STYLE OF ORTHODOXY The Keynote Address of the 21st Annual Conference of the Eastern Orthodox Catechetical Association delivered on July 22, 1974, by the Very Rev. Fr. John Badeen, President of the Association In his piercing insights into the nature of Christianity, St. Paul [...]

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SPONSORS AT BAPTISM

Word Magazine September 1957 Page 174 SPONSORS AT BAPTISM by Father David F. Abramtsov The church has made use of sponsors (godparents) at Holy Baptism from the earliest days of its history. The practice is mentioned by such early Christian writers as Tertullian, St. Dionysius the Areopagite and others. According to the “Priest’s Guide” published [...]

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THE EUCHARIST

Word Magazine January 2000 Page 7-8 THE EUCHARIST: THE HEART OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH By Fred Mark Shaheen As Orthodox Christians, we may be confronted from time to time by inquiries from the curious regarding the nature of our faith: What exactly do the Orthodox believe? How is your faith different from that of Roman [...]

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A MERCY OF PEACE

Word Magazine February 2001 Page 14-15 A MERCY OF PEACE, A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE By Very Rev. John Abdalah "A MERCY OF PEACE, A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE” is indeed a curious text that requires some thought. Obviously, by the treatment it has received from the great liturgical composers, this phrase must have great importance. But [...]

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