Lifting the Veil: A Mystical Understanding of the Divine Liturgy

January 11, 2023 0 Comments

The Divine Liturgy makes present the events of salvation history and allows us to participate in the worship of God along with the whole cosmos. In this series, guided by Scripture and saints such as Maximos the Confessor and Symeon of Thessaloniki, we will explore the Church’s mystical interpretation of the Divine Liturgy and how …

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

September 14, 2022 0 Comments

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. [1 Cor. 1:18] The Divine Liturgy at 5:30 pm

The Body as Ritual Space – Fr Maximos Constas on the Mystagogy of St Maximos the Confessor

September 5, 2022 0 Comments

Perhaps you have wondered about the spirituality that forms our life of prayer and action, that is, our whole life, our inner sense and a way of seeing and knowing. You will want to watch this lecture on Saint Maximos’ work and influence in liturgical spirituality. Offered here is a rich presentation for those of us …

7531 –a new liturgical year

September 1, 2022 0 Comments

September 1 is the New Year for the Greek Church; the Latin begin their new liturgical year on the first Sunday of Advent. Today, is also designated the Day of Prayer for the Protection of the Environment –an observance of many of the mainline Christians. More on this day of prayer in another post. The …

Dormition of the Mother of God

August 14, 2022 0 Comments

The Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, the Holy Theotokos will be served at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 15.

The Audience?

July 23, 2022 0 Comments

In the Byzantine East, and in other Eastern Christian Churches like the Armenians, Copts, etc. (Catholic and Orthodox), there is no audience…we all stand before God together! Even the Latin Church thinks this way historically but in practice is doing something different except at the Latin Mass. Father David Bibeau gives a fine explanation.

Feast of the Divine Body

June 13, 2022 0 Comments

We will be celebrating the Feast of the Divine Body this Thursday, June 16. The Divine Liturgy begins at 5:30 pm. This Melkite feast is inspired by the one celebrated by the Latin Church, Corpus Domini or Corpus Christi. For the Melkite Church this feast became popular in the eighteenth century during the time of …