An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith

BOOK IV CHAPTER IXSt. John of Damascus – Concerning Faith and BaptismWe confess one baptism for the remission of sins and for life eternal. For baptism declares the Lord’s death. We are indeed “buried with the Lord through baptism,” as saith the divine Apostle. So then, as our Lord died once for all, we also [...]

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Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Orthodox Church

Economia and Pastoral Guidance by Mgr. Athenagoras Peckstadt Bishop of Sinope [1]International Congress Catholic University of Leuven (18-20 April 2005)1. INTRODUCTION The question is often asked what the orthodox position is on marriage. The answer to this question should be sought in the orthodox teaching on the “mystery or the sacrament” of marriage. We also [...]

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الكاهن المستحق

خدمة المؤمنين في الوعظ والصلوات والرعاية يقول بولس إن فيها تعبا وتعييرا. امّا التعب فلكون الكاهن يستغرق ذلك منه وقتًا طويلًا وانشغال بال ومتابعة لأمور المؤمنين وإلّا كان كسولا. اما التعيير (الانتقادات) فلأن بعضا من المؤمنين عن حق او باطل ينتقدونه ويرتكبون النميمة بحقه أكانوا دارسين مبرر الذم ام غير دارسين. وهو يستقوي بالله إزاء [...]

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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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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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THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF ALL

Word Magazine September 1969 Page 16 THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF ALL By Fr. Theodore E. Ziton, New Kensington, Pennsylvania. All the acts of God are wonder­ful and mysterious. Each one of His Works, being a divine manifestation, bears the stamp of the mysterious and the incomprehensible. But the Blessed Sacrament of Holy Com­munion is the [...]

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A TALK TO GODPARENTS

Word Magazine May 1962 Page 9 A TALK TO GODPARENTS By Father Michael J. Buben Pious Godparents! Through the mercy of Our Lord and Savior who came to save that which was lost, we have again completed the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Jesus Christ in a talk with Nicodemus had this to say about the [...]

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THE HOLY EUCHARIST

الصفحة الرئيسية المطران إيماننا وعقيدتنا جديد في الموقع Word Magazine March 1960 Page 4-5 THE HOLY EUCHARIST By Father Michael Azkoul Spring Valley, Ill. PART I We are going to study the Holy Eucharist. We are not concerned with the rite or administration of it, but with the essential nature of the Sacrament. We will [...]

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