The Holy Oblation

The Holy Oblation

This is the main prayer of the Divine Liturgy, at which the blessing of the Precious Gifts and their sacramental transformation into the Body and Blood of Christ takes place. In other words, it’s the most sacred point of the service of the Divine Liturgy. It begins with the words...

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Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

Christmas, Martyrdom and Liturgy

The relationship between Christmas, Martyrdom, and Liturgy might seem as a stretch at first, but in light of the recent bombing at St. Peter’s Church in Cairo, one may begin to draw a connection between the icon of the Feast Day and martyrdom. In the Christmas icon, the iconographer has...

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Thanksgiving Prayers for the Divine Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayers for the Divine Thanksgiving

Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!  II Corinthians 9:15   Good morning Prayer Team! We thank You, loving Master, benefactor of our souls, that on this day You have made us worthy once again of Your heavenly and immortal Mysteries.  Direct our ways in the right path, establish...

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Let’s Go Do It!

Let’s Go Do It!

Then Jesus’ mother and His brothers came to Him, but they could not reach Him for the crowd.  And He was told “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.”  But He said to them, “My mother and My brothers are those who hear the word...

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Protecting Our Effort to Grow Spiritually

Protecting Our Effort to Grow Spiritually

Do, Thou, O Lord, protect us, guide us ever from this generation.  Psalm 12:7   Good morning Prayer Team! Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and protect us, O God, by Your grace. If you did/do as I suggested in the last reflection and fill in the blank...

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I Am With You Always

I Am With You Always

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  And when they saw Him they worshipped Him; but some doubted.  And Jesus came and said to them “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make...

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We Have Seen The Light

We Have Seen The Light

Then they told what had happened on the road, and how He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  Luke 24:35   Good morning Prayer Team! We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshipping the...

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy

B. The Liturgy of the Faithful The second part of the Divine Liturgy is the Liturgy of the Faithful, in which only baptized Christians may take part. It consists of: a) The Great Entrance b) The embrace and confession of the faith c) The Holy Offertory d) Preparation for Holy...

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Save Us o Lord

Save Us o Lord

On that day the Lord their God will save them for they are the flock of His people; for like jewels of a crown they shall shine on His land.  Zechariah 9:16   Good morning Prayer Team! Save, o God, Your people and bless Your inheritance. After everyone who is...

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A Personal Encounter with Christ

A Personal Encounter with Christ

When Jesus had spoken these words, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son that the Son may glorify Thee, sine Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom Thou hast given Him.  And...

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