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ORTHODOX HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

Orthodox Christians, including members of St. Luke Orthodox Church in Abilene, will celebrate Holy Week and Easter a week later than Western Christians due to using a differenct calendar. Easter Sunday will be April 19. St. Luke services will be livestreamed on YouTube and then uploaded to the church’s Facebook page. See “Saint Luke Orthodox Christian Church” to access both. Services

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ICONS: THE PAINTED WORD

By LORETTA FULTON Nothing illustrates the adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words” as do icons, with their rich layering of colors and light and their deeply spiritual message. In fact, icons are both words and pictures. Iconographers “write” icons rathering than painting them because they are writing the theology of the church, explained Linda Fowler, a local iconographer

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ICONS ENRICH AIC JANUARY MEETING

The Abilene Interfaith Council, which meets monthly September through May, now has its own website. Please visit at http://www.abileneinterfaith.org The Abilene Interfaith Council’s spring programming will get off to a beautiful start Thursday, Jan. 16, with a presenation by iconographer Linda Fowler. Fowler will speak on “The Heritage of Iconography for Eastern Orthodox Christians.” The program will begin at 7

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‘WE ENABLE THE CHURCH TO BE THE CHURCH’

By LORETTA FULTON Nick Kasemeotes isn’t on the frontline in Syria fighting off a Turkish invasion, but he is playing a huge role in that effort by traveling the Midwest raising funds to help refugees who already were suffering. Kasemeotes, the gift officer for International Orthodox Christian Charities, was in Abilene Oct. 9, the day of the invasion following President

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ORTHODOX BEGIN LENT

By PHILIP LeMASTERS Eastern Orthodox Christians begin Lent this year on Monday, March 11. That is when we we begin the most intense annual period of repentance as we prepare to follow our Lord to His cross and empty tomb. There could be no greater sign of the folly of exalting ourselves and condemning others than the Passion of Christ.

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ST. LUKE OBSERVING 20 YEARS

The public is invited to St. Luke Orthodox Church, 501 Sunset Drive, for a 20th year celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon in the parish hall.     Iconography by Linda Fowler at St. Luke Orthodox Church in Abilene.  The church was formed in 1998,

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