Posts about Eucharist

The Sounding

Orthodoxy’s Thanksgiving

In the early Church, the primary word used to describe the celebration of the Mystery of Christ was Eὐχαριστία-Eucharist (thanksgiving). This…

Nov 21, 2014
Be Transfigured

The Touch of God

Many people think they don’t need to walk into a Church to encounter God, but you can only touch God in His Church. God could have called down from Heaven…

Oct 20, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Eucharist: Its Structure

Despite some talk about our “timeless unchanged Liturgy,” the Orthodox Divine Liturgy actually has undergone a number of changes since the days of…

Sep 13, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Eucharist: Its Meaning and Place in Our Salvation

The earliest title of the main Sunday service of the Christian Church is “the Eucharist”, from the Greek word eucharisteo, meaning, “to give thanks.”…

Sep 10, 2014
The Sounding

Eating with Mindfulness

Recently while waiting for my wife at a doctor’s office, I flipped through a “wellness” magazine. In it was an article entitled, “Are You Aware…

Aug 09, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

Conclusion: “The Doors! The Doors! In Wisdom Let Us Attend”

In our modern Orthodox Liturgy, the Creed is prefaced by a diaconal word of command. That is, just before the Creed is chanted or sung, the deacon cries…

Jul 14, 2014
The Sounding

A Spiritual Explanation of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgies celebrated in the Orthodox Church have deep roots in the earliest centuries of Christian worship and have formed countless saints….

Jul 07, 2014
The Sounding

One in Christ, One in Communion

In my former home parish of Saint Michael, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, I incorporated a stylized wheat and grapevine motif into the walls’ adornment. While…

Jun 23, 2014
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

La Santa Eucaristía

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema central de la vida cristiana:…

Nov 14, 2013
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