Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday After Theophany)

Divine Liturgy Broadcast (Sunday After Theophany)

Streamed live on Jan 11, 2015 Sunday after Theophany In the running waters of the Jordan River, on this day the Lord of all crieth to John: Be not afraid and hesitate not to baptize Me, for I am come to save Adam, the first-formed man. Kontakion in the Fourth...

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A Child’s Guide to the Divine Liturgy

A Child’s Guide to the Divine Liturgy

There are two kinds of instruction books. One kind is to get the reader to put the book down and DO whatever it is they’re trying to learn as quickly as possible. The other kind is to teach not only how to do whatever it is–build a bookcase, sew a...

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Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) is one of the best known Russian composers of the 20th century. His works, especially for piano and orchestra, are regular features in many concert halls. He also composed two major a cappella choral works—the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the All-Night Vigil—that display...

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Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Andrew

Divine Liturgy on the Feast of Saint Andrew

Today we commemorate Saint Andrew, the First-Called of the Apostles. “Let us praise the namesake of bravery, the divinely eloquent and first to be called of the Disciples of Christ, the kinsman of Peter. As he called out to him in days of old, so now he calls to us,...

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Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the 9th Sunday of Luke

O friends of martyrs, now divinely raise up a renewed chorus, praising the all-wise Katherine. For, she proclaimed Christ in the arena, trampled on the serpent, and spat upon the knowledge of the orators. Kontakion in the Second Tone —————————————-­————————————– Saints and Feast Days The Holy and Great Martyr Katherine...

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Divine Liturgy: Apostle Matthew

Divine Liturgy: Apostle Matthew

On this Sunday, we commemorate Apostle Matthew. When thou didst cast away the publican’s balance and wast united to the yoke of uprightness, then didst thou prove a merchant of great excellence, one that gathered in the wealth of the wisdom of Heaven; for this cause, the word of truth...

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Divine Liturgy on the Seventh Sunday of Luke

Divine Liturgy on the Seventh Sunday of Luke

O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, “Glory to Christ who glorified you; glory...

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Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

Archepiscopal Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, October 26, His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios served the Divine Liturgy at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale. On this day, St. Demetrios, the patron of the church, is honored. God, who gave you invincible power and with care kept your city invulnerable, royally clothed the Church...

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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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