Divine Liturgy on the 8th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on the 8th Sunday of Matthew

This broadcast of the Divine Liturgy was aired on the morning of August 3, the eighth Sunday of Matthew. You were transfigured on the Mount, Christ God revealing Your glory to Your disciples, insofar as they could comprehend. Illuminate us sinners also with Your everlasting light, through the intercessions of...

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Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

St. Germanos of Constantinople said: “The Church is the Earthly Heaven, in which the Heavenly God dwells and moves.” Find out why the Church is truly “heaven on earth” in this lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Embedded above is Part II of a series on the “Inner Meaning of the...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallisos Ware is one of the leading Orthodox theologians of the last several generations. He is a sought-after speaker, appearing at scholarly conferences, clergy events, and church retreats around the world. In this lecture, titled “Liturgy: What Does the Word Mean?”, the Metropolitan discusses the inner meaning of the...

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The Work of a Leader Begins at Liturgy

The Work of a Leader Begins at Liturgy

“Let no man’s place, or dignity, or riches, puff him up; and let no man’s low condition or poverty abase him. For the chief points are faith towards God, hope towards Christ, the enjoyment of those good things for which we look, and love towards God and our neighbor.” (St....

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Divine Liturgy for the Sixth Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy for the Sixth Sunday of Matthew

Prophet Elias O Prophet and foreseer of the great works of God, O greatly renowned Elias (Elijah), who by your word held back the clouds of rain, intercede for us to the only Loving One. +Kontakion in the Second Tone __________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find...

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Divine Liturgy on Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Divine Liturgy on Sunday of the Holy Fathers

You are greatly glorified, O Christ our God, who established our Fathers as luminaries upon the earth, and through them led us all to the true Faith. O Most compassionate, glory to You. +Apolytikion in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone __________________________________________ Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can...

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A Spiritual Explanation of the Orthodox Divine Liturgy

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. The 30-minute YouTube documentary above, “Fountain of Immortality – A Spiritual Meditation from the Holy Fathers on the Divine Liturgy,” is a peaceful and informative overview of...

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Divine Liturgy on 4th Sunday of Matthew

Divine Liturgy on 4th Sunday of Matthew

O Euphemia, Christ’s comely virgin, thou didst fill the Orthodox with gladness and didst cover with shame all the heretics; for at the holy Fourth Council in Chalcedon, thou didst confirm what the Fathers decreed aright. O all-glorious Great Martyr, do thou entreat Christ God that His great mercy may...

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Orthodox Worship and the Old Testament

Orthodox Worship and the Old Testament

Recently I read in a blog a spirited defense of Orthodox worship, which the author promoted as more Biblical than the worship of contemporary praise services such as those offered at the famous Willow Creek church (pictured in the blog). I appreciated his zeal for the home team, as well...

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Divine Liturgy on Sunday of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

Divine Liturgy on Sunday of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul

This Sunday marks the end of the Apostles Fast and the Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. O Lord, receive unto the enjoyment of Your good things and Your rest, the steadfast preachers of Godly words, the pinnacle of Your Disciples. Receive their pain and death above every sacrifice,...

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