Posts about divine liturgy

Orthodoxy Explained

The Orthodox Church and the Book of Revelation

Many people are so confused by the Book of Revelation that they don’t read it. But did you know that it speaks about the Orthodox Church? It does!…

Jun 19, 2014
The Sounding

What To Do With Saint Ignatius?

Of all the saints of the Church, Ignatius maybe had the biggest impact in leading me towards Orthodoxy. Saint Ignatius threw several wrenches into my Protestant…

Jun 17, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Does the Sermon Matter?

What is a sermon? Is it a sacrament? Is it a liturgical act? If not, why is it important? A sermon is very important, but it is just as important that…

Jun 17, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

On the Fear of God

Join Fr. David Smith this week on Harmony of Thunder. In the Divine Liturgy, when the priest summons the people to Holy Communion, he sings, “With fear…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

What do you know about the Nicene Creed?

Fr. Thomas Hopko joins us to talk about the Creed we Orthodox recite every Sunday in church. Although most of us have memorized it, there is always more…

Jun 11, 2014
The Sounding

Let Us Commend Ourselves and One Another

My grandmother was fond of the nursery rhyme that goes “Here’s the church/Here’s the steeple/Open the doors/And see all the people.”…

Jun 03, 2014
The Sounding

My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

Last week, I baked prosphora for the first time in a while. This is such a special blessing for an Orthodox Christian! To give an offering to our Creator,…

May 31, 2014
The Sounding

With Faith and Love, Draw Near

I have a head problem. I can’t get out of it. Unfortunately, a large part of my journey to Orthodoxy was through my head. In fact, most of my religious…

May 28, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Divine Liturgy on Palm Sunday

The Savior has come today to the city of Jerusalem, to fulfill the Scriptures; and all have taken palms into their hands and spread their garments before…

Apr 13, 2014
Divine Liturgy Broadcast

Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt

O Christ, the power of your Cross has worked wonders for Mary of Egypt; she had been a harlot and has now become an example and ideal of ascetic life….

Apr 06, 2014
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