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Joanna the holy Myrrh-Bearer

June 27th Joanna the holy Myrrh-Bearer As soon as she touched the body of the Holy Redeemer, she was cut with the sword of an overpowering grief. At the same time, however . . . amazingly . . . she also felt an immense wave of joy flowing deep within her heart! Her name was [...]

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The Fast of the Apostles

The Fast of the Apostles: On being sent into the world Adapted from an essay by Dr. Alexander Roman The Apostles’ Fast is one that was actually engaged in by the disciples of Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced throughout the fifty days following Pascha, the Resurrection of our [...]

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A Cloud of Witnesses

A Cloud of Witnesses Saints and Martyrs From The Holy Land By Bishop Demetri M. Khoury INTRODUCTION According to the Church Fathers, a saint is simply a Christian who has received an immensely valuable gift from God—the gift of being able to strive toward the “spiritual perfection” of Jesus Christ.  Although human beings are imperfect [...]

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Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Saint Seraphim of Sarov was born on the 19th of July, 1759. His birthplace was Kursk, Russia, a town famous for its miracle-working icon of the Mother of God. At birth he was named Prokhor, after the disciple of Saint John the Theologian. While still a small child, Prokhor’s father died and his mother, Agatha, [...]

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WHO WE ARE TO BECOME

Word Magazine June 1999 Page 38 WHO WE ARE TO BECOME WHO WE CAN BE By Archpriest Steven Rogers There are perhaps no two men more greatly revered yet so seemingly different than Saints Peter and Paul. Commemorated by the Orthodox Church on June 29, Saints Peter and Paul, “the heads of the Apostles” as [...]

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St. Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza

St. Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza The land was parched, and the crops were dying everywhere. Day after day and week after week, the rains would not fall from the burning sky. At last the people of Gaza sent a deputation to the local Christian bishop, an elderly, white-bearded man named Porphyrios. “Holy One,” they begged [...]

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SALVATION BELONGS TO OUR GOD

Word Magazine September 2001 Page 16 SALVATION BELONGS TO OUR GOD By Very Rev. Stephen Rogers St. Cornelius the Centurion On the thirteenth day of September, we commemorate St. Cornelius the Centurion, the first Gentile to believe in Christ. In the tenth chapter of Acts, we learn that Cornelius was centurion of the Italian Regiment [...]

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WOMEN SAINTS

Word Magazine December 1998 Page 5-10 WOMEN SAINTS AND THE NEED FOR APPROPRIATE ROLE MODELS FOR GIRLS TODAY By Elaine Gounaris Hanna IS THERE A PROBLEM? What images do our daughters see today that are being presented to them as normal or appropriate models for life? Are they attracted to the figures of the entertainment [...]

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A Fourth-Century Saint for Our Times

Again Magazine, September, 1994, Page 3 A Fourth-Century Saint for Our Times In the Orthodox Church there are countless women saints, who have lived very different kinds of lives and exhibited a wide variety of gifts. One saint in particular demonstrates by her life what a far-reaching influence just one woman can have on the [...]

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St Demetrius

The Passion of the Holy, Glorious Great-martyr of Christ, Demetrius1 The holy great-martyr Demetrius was born in the city of Salonika and was the son of noble and pious parents. His father was the Military Governor of Salonika and secretly believed in our Lord Jesus Christ and labored for Him. He did not dare, however, [...]

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