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THE RE-INTEGRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

Word Magazine October 1958 Page 7 THE RE-INTEGRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS By Father Michael Azkool St. George’s, Spring Volley, Illinois It is important, whenever we speak of the Sacraments, to first discover what is mere “custom” and what is the true character and nature of them. (It is true that the Church recognizes the value [...]

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FAMILY INSIGHTS

Word Magazine April 2000 Page 21-22 FAMILY INSIGHTS (Galatians 3:27) By Very Rev. Jason DelVitto “FOR AS MANY OF YOU AS HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST HAVE PUT ON CHRIST” (Gal. 3:27). In preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the members of the adult education group of our parish [...]

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The Sacrament of Baptism

Word Magazine April/May 1966 Page 6-8 The Sacrament of Baptism By Fr. Theodore Ziton, Wichita, Kansas PART I. The Sacraments, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, of which there are seven, are the source of Her life and essence. The Church is not a society to which one can apply to, but rather entrance into this [...]

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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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