People as Liturgical Beings, Part 2

People as Liturgical Beings, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. By Abbot George Kapsanis of Gregoriou People who offer ‘your own from your own, in all things and for all things’ serve God truly and pleasingly. That is, people who recognize that whatever they have is a gift from God. They believe that they’ve got nothing...

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People as Liturgical Beings, Part 1

People as Liturgical Beings, Part 1

By Abbot George Kapsanis of Gregoriou We usually characterize people as rational and independent beings. These attributes are correct enough, but don’t convey human nature in its completeness. Through the liturgical experience, we feel that, more than anything, people are liturgical beings. They were made to serve, to offer themselves...

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Divine Liturgy on the Third Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the Third Sunday of Luke

This is the service of Divine Liturgy that was broadcast live on Sunday morning, October 20. One saint we commemorate this week is Saint James, whose day is October 23. “O wondrous Iakovos, God the Logos, only-begotten of the Father, who dwelt among us in latter days, declared you, the...

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Divine Liturgy: Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

Divine Liturgy: Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On this Sunday, we commemorate the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. ___________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the Orthodox Christian Network on Google+.

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Divine Liturgy on the Second Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the Second Sunday of Luke

This is the divine liturgy celebrated on the morning of the Second Sunday of Luke at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Saint Romanos the Melodist is commemorated on October 1. As a harmonious harp of lofty wisdom from on high and an expounder of things seen...

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Divine Liturgy on the First Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the First Sunday of Luke

This is the service of Divine Liturgy celebrated on the morning of the First Sunday of Luke. On this day, we commemorated the falling asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian. Beloved Apostle of Christ our God, hasten to deliver a people without defense. He who permitted you to...

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Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Holy Cross

Divine Liturgy on the Sunday after Holy Cross

This is the Divine Liturgy celebrated on the Sunday after the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross. Lifted up on the Cross by Your free will, Christ God, grant mercies to the new commonwealth that bears Your name. Gladden our faithful rulers by Your power, giving them victories...

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Divine Liturgy on Sunday before Holy Cross

Divine Liturgy on Sunday before Holy Cross

Tomorrow, we commemorate the birth of the Theotokos. Your birth, O Theotokos, brought joy to the whole world, for from you dawned the sun of righteousness, Christ our God. Freeing us from the curse, He gave us His blessings. Abolishing death, He granted us eternal life. Apolytikion in the Fourth...

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How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.” (Exodus 27.20) As a child, I remember always having an olive oil vigil lamp to light up the icons in my room. It...

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Divine Liturgy on the 12th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 12th Sunday of Matthew

This video was recorded live during Divine Liturgy this morning. Holy days occurring this week included the commemoration of St. Phanourios and Friday’s commemoration of the Beheading of St. John the Forerunner. Today also marks the Placing of the Honorable Sash of the Most Holy Theotokos. From a vile captivity,...

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