Hebrew worship – the model for the Early Christian Church – was highly liturgical, rich symbolism and ritual worship. The Orthodox alone, among Christian Churches, have retained and even added to this rich history, christianizing ancient Hebrew practices.
A. Liturgy: Why do We Worship the Way We Do?
B. Looking at the Liturgy: A Commentary and Explanation
VIDEO - Metropolitan Kallistos Ware – “On the Divine Liturgy”
VIDEO – The Inner Meaning of the Divine Liturgy (Part 1)
C. Preparing the Bread and Wine for Worship: the Proskomide
VIDEO – Divine Liturgy Study - Proskomide
D. The Liturgical Year: Seasons of Feasting and Fasting
1. Advent: Preparing for Christmas
2. Feast of Theophany [Epiphany]
3. Great Lent and Pascha/Easter
4. The Pascal Season – Easter to Pentecost
The life of the Orthodox Church perpetuates and fulfills the ministry of Jesus Christ. The close association between Christ and His Church is reflected in the images from the Scriptures which declare that Christ is the Head and the Church is His Body, and that Christ is the Bridegroom and the Church is His bride. Learn more»