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Elder Sophrony: The Basics of the Divine Liturgy

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Elder Sophrony: The Basics of the Divine Liturgy

Before I left the Holy Monastery I found an opportunity in a discussion to ask him [Elder Sophrony] about the Divine Liturgy, and he presented me with the basic teaching about it. – “The Priesthood is not given to man as a reward for virtues, but as a gift for the edification of the Church. […]

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How should we attend the Divine Liturgy?

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How should we attend the Divine Liturgy?

When we come to the Divine Liturgy we should come like the tax collector and the sinful woman who has been the topic of hymnology in the Church particularly in the hymns referring to the Passion that of Holy and Great Tuesday night(in fact Saint Kassiani has dedicated the hymn of praise.”The woman who had […]

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The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches

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The Eucharistic Liturgy in Ancient House Churches

Many evangelical groups today are proposing that we abandon “traditional” models of “being the Church,” and instead replace that stodginess with what is presumably a more “New Testament” model: that of the “house church” or “cell church.” Essentially, they are promoting that the local Church be a de-centralized assembly, meeting in the homes of various […]

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Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy by Saint Nicholas Cabasilas

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Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy by Saint Nicholas Cabasilas

Saint Nicholas Cabasilas, a great mystical theologian and chief theoretician of the liturgical spiritual life masterfully leads us into the spiritual area of the Divine Liturgy. He is the most important representative of 14th century Orthodox humanism.

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Why Is Sunday So Important For Christians?

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Why Is Sunday So Important For Christians?

Christ resurrected during the early hours of Sunday. We do not know the actual time of His Resurrection, since no one saw Him at that moment, but it was certified when the Myrrhbearing women went to the tomb to anoint the body of Christ with perfumes. Thus, Sunday is the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection of Christ. If Christ conquered the dominion of death on a Saturday, on a Sunday He certified to all His Resurrection, that He is the conqueror of death and the devil.

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The Beatitudes and the Divine Liturgy

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The Beatitudes and the Divine Liturgy

The Beatitudes, in Byzantine monastic practice, are included in the Divine Liturgy and they form the third antiphon. During the singing of this Third Antiphon, the Little Entrance is begun. (In the parishes as third antiphon is chanted the Resurrectional Apolitikion of the Sunday).

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People as Liturgical Beings

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People as Liturgical Beings

Through the liturgical experience, we feel that, more than anything, people are liturgical beings. They were made to serve, to offer themselves and the whole world to God with gratitude, praise and worship, to unite with God, to be sanctified, to live, through this continual offering/sacrifice/service.

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What Does it Mean to “Go” to Church?

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What Does it Mean to “Go” to Church?

If we’re honest with ourselves, I think most of us would answer yes to these questions: Church is a place we go, a building we visit. Or maybe we think of it as an organization, a kind of religious non-profit.

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Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy

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Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy

The Interpretation of the Divine Liturgy by Saint Nicholas Cabasilas.

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The Eucharist with Dr Andreas Andreopoulos

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The Eucharist with Dr Andreas Andreopoulos

Dr Andreas Andreopoulos introduces the vision of the Eucharist that is found among theologians of the eastern Orthodox Churches today.

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