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
Floros & Lauros the Monk-martyrs of Illyria; Hermos the Martyr; Leontus the martyr; John & George, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Relics of Arsenios the Righteous of Paros; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Constantine the New Martyr of Capua; Matthew the New Martyr of Gerakari