Exploring the Liturgy of Saint Basil

Exploring the Liturgy of Saint Basil

Throughout the year, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is the customary Liturgy of the Byzantine Church. However, during the Nativity and Theophany seasons, the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great is celebrated three times—on the Nativity, the Theophany, and on the feast of St. Basil himself, January...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — Whatʼs So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 1: What Is Liturgy?

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — Whatʼs So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 1: What Is Liturgy?

In the Orthodox Christian Church, there are a good number of things you will see and experience no matter where you go in the world, be it Eastern Europe, Australia, North America, or Africa. One such thing is the Liturgy we celebrate each Sunday (or often daily in monasteries). The...

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Participating in the Divine Liturgy

Participating in the Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy is an experience that invites us to participate with every level of our being—not one that merely asks us to observe. Indeed, the word “liturgy” literally means the common work, or common service, of the people. As Father Thomas Hopko wrote in his book, “The Orthodox Faith:...

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Daily Devotion, February 7: The Second Prayer of the Faithful

Daily Devotion, February 7: The Second Prayer of the Faithful

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s...

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Daily Devotion, February 6: Glory to You O Lord, Glory to You

Daily Devotion, February 6: Glory to You O Lord, Glory to You

The Lord said this parable:  A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it.  And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because...

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