Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

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St. Germanos of Constantinople said: “The Church is the Earthly Heaven, in which the Heavenly God dwells and moves.” Find out why the Church is truly “heaven on earth” in this lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware.

Embedded above is Part II of a series on the “Inner Meaning of the Divine Liturgy,” originally presented in 2011 to the clergy of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta at the Diakonia Center in South Carolina. You can also find Part I here.

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Seraphim Danckaert

Seraphim Danckaert is Director of Mission Advancement at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He holds an M.Div. from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is a Ph.D. candidate in theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.