Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 3: The Journey Begins

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 3: The Journey Begins

“Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages!” Amen. How many of us...

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Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Don’t miss Dr. Kyriaki Fitzgerald’s talk at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church at Peabody, MA. Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Vision, theologian, educator and licensed psychologist and serves as Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The author...

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Thanksgiving and Dismissal

Thanksgiving and Dismissal

The last part of the Divine Liturgy consists of the thanksgiving for Holy Communion and the Dismissal. The priest takes the chalice and paten to the Preparation Table, folds the red cloth and places the Gospel on it, while saying prayers of thanksgiving, in which the congregation take part. There...

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Holy Communion – 2

Holy Communion – 2

We don’t take Holy Communion just because we’re in church and something’s moved us to do so, or because others are, or because we’ve become used to doing so. We have to be prepared. First of all, we have to be aware what a special gift Holy Communion is for...

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Holy Communion

Holy Communion

At this point, the curtain of the Royal Doors is usually closed, and preparations are made for the Holy Communion of the priests and the faithful. While this is happening, the Communion Hymn is sung, which is often verses from certain psalms, but may also be other hymns or extracts...

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May All of It Be So

May All of It Be So

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!  And let all the people say, “Amen!”  Praise the Lord!  Psalm 106:48   Good morning Prayer Team! Amen. Every line of the Divine Liturgy that is offered by the celebrant has a response from the people.  The first...

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From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’” This is My Name forever, the Name you shall call Me from generation to generation. Exodus 3:15  ...

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A Prayer for the Priest

A Prayer for the Priest

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which...

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Remembering the Church Triumphant As We Take our Place in the Church Militant

Remembering the Church Triumphant As We Take our Place in the Church Militant

And he who searches the hearts of men know what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:27   Good morning Prayer Team! Glory to You, O God, our hope, glory to You. May Christ our true...

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The Blessing of the Lord

The Blessing of the Lord

The Lord bless you and keep you: The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Numbers 6: 24-26   Good morning Prayer Team! Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy...

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