Sacraments

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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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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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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BAPTISM

Word Magazine January 1989 Pae 4-6 BAPTISM: OUR RESIGNATION OR OUR RESTORATION TO GOD? by Laura E. Woolsey Beloved in Christ, I would like to share with you what I have come to know and understand about Baptism. For a long time I was under the sorry assumption that being baptized meant you had a [...]

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