The Divine Liturgy of Saint James the Brother of Our Lord, the Day After

The Divine Liturgy of Saint James the Brother of Our Lord, the Day After

Hieromonk Eleftherios Balakos   Yesterday was the feast-day of Saint James, the Brother of Our Lord. On that day, some bishops and priests make a point of celebrating the Divine Liturgy that bears his name. I shan’t get involved with the question of how authentic or pseudonymous it is, to...

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‘The parish priest between the open heavens of the Holy Liturgy and the sea of digital life’

‘The parish priest between the open heavens of the Holy Liturgy and the sea of digital life’

Watch Fr. Nicolae Dascalu’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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Holy Communion – 2

Holy Communion – 2

We don’t take Holy Communion just because we’re in church and something’s moved us to do so, or because others are, or because we’ve become used to doing so. We have to be prepared. First of all, we have to be aware what a special gift Holy Communion is for...

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Holy Communion

Holy Communion

At this point, the curtain of the Royal Doors is usually closed, and preparations are made for the Holy Communion of the priests and the faithful. While this is happening, the Communion Hymn is sung, which is often verses from certain psalms, but may also be other hymns or extracts...

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Liturgy Unlocked: Orthodox Christian Bootcamp

Liturgy Unlocked: Orthodox Christian Bootcamp

Orthodox Christian Network Parish Partner Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Washington, DC hosted popular “Orthodoxy Boot Camp” lecture series!  Over 100 participants.  Sponsored by: Saint Sophia Ministry of Outreach and Evangelism & Young Adult League (YAL). Media Sponsor: Orthodox Christian Network. Orthodox Christian Bootcamp Lecture Series Have you ever...

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Preparation for Holy Communion

Preparation for Holy Communion

This preparation incorporates a series of supplications and a prayer by the priest which concludes with the words: ‘And count us worthy, Master, with boldness and without condemnation, to dare to call upon you, the God of heaven, as Father, and say’: ‘Our Father Who are in heaven…’ In this...

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The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy

† Dionysios, Metropolitan of Servia and Kozani   Every day, a certain task is completed on earth. It’s the most important and sacred task that people can undertake. It’s the Divine Liturgy, the continuation of the Last Supper which Jesus Christ held with His disciples. People can do many and...

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Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 3: The Journey Begins

Musings from a Grateful Convert by Roger Hunt — What’s So Divine About The Divine Liturgy? — Part 3: The Journey Begins

“Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages!” Amen. How many of us...

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Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Good News of the Gospel through the Life of the Church

Don’t miss Dr. Kyriaki Fitzgerald’s talk at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church at Peabody, MA. Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of St. Catherine’s Vision, theologian, educator and licensed psychologist and serves as Adjunct Professor in Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. The author...

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Thanksgiving and Dismissal

Thanksgiving and Dismissal

The last part of the Divine Liturgy consists of the thanksgiving for Holy Communion and the Dismissal. The priest takes the chalice and paten to the Preparation Table, folds the red cloth and places the Gospel on it, while saying prayers of thanksgiving, in which the congregation take part. There...

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