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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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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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THE HOLY EUCHARIST 2

Word Magazine April 1960 Page 4-5 THE HOLY EUCHARIST by Father Michael Azkoul Spring Valley, III. PART II Last month we considered the figures of Melchisedech, the heavenly Manna and the Rock of Horeb, and the Banquet in the Old Testament. These figures are not arti­ficially put together, but are supposed to be interpreted as [...]

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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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