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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese E-Bulletin September 8, 2006

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Date Mon, 11 Sep 2006 14:28:25 -0700

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese E-Bulletin September 8, 2006

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FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE THEOTOKOS: This feast of the Church is celebrated today, September 8. To read the biblical background of this feast and its significance, and to view the icon and hymns of the feast visit

FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS: On September 14 the Church commemorates the finding and exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. To read the story of this feast, listen to hymns, read an explanation of the icon, and send an Iconogram for a nameday, visit

CONFERENCE ON EVIL AND SUFFERING IN THE PATRISTIC PERIOD: The Pappas Patristic Institute will be hosting its third annual conference October 12-14, 2006 on the campus of Holy Cross School of Theology in Brookline, MA. For full details, schedule, and registration visit the Institute web site at

DISCOUNT ON 2007 PARISH CALENDARS TO SEPT. 15: The Department of Communications is taking orders for the 2007 Parish Ecclesiastical Calendars. A discount is available for orders placed before September 15. For more information, order forms, sample, and fact sheet, visit the calendar web site at

NATIONAL ORTHODOX RADIO PROGRAM: Come Receive The Light (CRTL) program for the week 09/09/2006 will be "Orthodox Christian Perspective of Islam" with Archimandrite Daniel B. D. Byantoro as our guest. Programs are subject to change; please visit our web site for more information on CRTL programs, featured segments, and to subscribe to our e-newsletter.

IOCC APPEAL FOR LEBANON: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) continues its effort to send medical supplies to Lebanon. Donations to assist with this effort are being accepted. To read more about this effort and how you can assist visit

TIME TO ORDER CHURCH SCHOOL CURRICULUM and MATERIALS. The Church School year is quickly approaching! As a reminder to all Orthodox parishes, please place your orders for Church School curriculum and materials with the Department of Religious Education at 800-566-1088 as soon as possible. A new Resource Catalog is available containing more than 700 items! The new catalog may be viewed online at or call the Department to receive a copy via mail. Please note that Church School orders will be processed and shipped in the order in which they are received. Early ordering is encouraged!

ORDER THE 2006-07 PLANNER: Orders are now being taken for the 2006-07 Planner published by the Dept. of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The Planner is available in both book and PDA formats and includes daily scripture readings, Saints, prayers, readings from the Fathers and much more. Download an order form at



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