Divine Liturgy is the common term for the Eucharistic service of the Byzantine tradition of Christian liturgy.
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The website of Slovakia’s state-owned radio and television company has a beautifully made video of the Pontifical Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Peter Rusnák on Pentecost Sunday at the Greek-Catholic Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, seat of the Eparchy of Bratislava. (click here f
Daily Scripture Readings and Lives of the Saints for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Fast Free Feasts and Saints celebrated today: Bartholomew the Holy Apostle Barnabas the Holy Apostle Revelation of the Hymn Axion Estin to a monk on Mt. Athos by the Archangel Gabriel Readings for today: St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 4:9-16 Matthew 5:14-19 Bartholomew the Holy Apostle: Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland; this is all that is known of him for certain according to the history of the Gospels. Concerning his apostolic work, certain say that he preached in Arabia and Persia, and especially in India, bringing to them the Gospel written by Saint Matthew, which had been written originally in Hebrew, and which was found there one hundred years later by Pantaenus, formerly a stoic philosopher and later an illustrious teacher of the Christian school in Alexandria (see Eusebius, Eccl. Hist., 5: 10). Other accounts say that he went to Armenia. According to some, he e ...
Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II visited Homs and Celebrats Liturgy at the Orthodox Cathedral of Holy Girdle Homs: His Holiness Moron Mar Ignatius Aphrem II the Patriarch of Antioch and all East visited the historic city of Homs on the day of Pentecost.The Patriarch celebrated Divine Liturgy and observed special prayers of Pentecost at the legendary St Marys Syriac Orthodox Church of the Holy Girdle. Large number of Orthodox faithful and prelates gathered for the event and took past in Divine Liturgy.
Tomorrow, June 11 at 6:45pm, we will celebrate the feast day for our patron Saint, the Apostle, St. Barnabas, with a Vesperal Divine Liturgy. The holy, glorious and all-laudable Apostle Barnabas was one of the Seventy Apostles and the companion of the Apostle Paul on some of his missionary voyages. He is referenced in Acts and in two of St. Paul’s epistles, Galatians and I Corinthians. Barnabas was born to a wealthy family in the tribe of Levi. Later becoming one of the Seventy Apostles, he studied with Saul (later St. Paul) under Gamaliel. From birth his given name was Joseph, but the Apostles called him Barnabas (“son of consolation”) because he was gifted at comforting people’s souls. It was St. Barnabas who introduced Paul to the other apostles after his conversion. St. Barnabas was likely the first to preach in Rome and Milan. He was martyred by the Jews on the island of Cyprus and was buried by St. Mark. Many receive healing at his grave, which place was unknown for hundreds of years until t ...
Join us for services tomorrow: St. Bartholomew; Orthros at 9:00am and Divine Liturgy at 9:45am.
FOUNTAIN OF IMMORTALITY - A SPIRITUAL MEDITATION FROM THE HOLY FATHERS ON THE DIVINE LITURGY Produced by the Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese in ...
I want to go to an eastern rite catholic church, and experience a divine liturgy
On Sunday, June 15, we celebrate Father’s Day. In honor of all fathers past and present, Soyuz Ukrainok will host a luncheon in the church hall following Divine Liturgy. Everyone is invited. Please come!
Sunday, June 1st Sunday's Sermon: Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea Glory to Jesus Christ Today we prayerfully remember the 318 Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council held in Nicea in the year 325 A.D. With the victory of the Emperor Constantine at the battle of the Milvan Bridge in Rome and his subsequent conversion to Christianity, a new day of freedom began for the Church. However at the same time different heresies began to pose a new internal danger. The Holy Church, now freed from persecutions, was forced to defend itself from internal divisions. The Holy Fathers, sincerely concerned with the unity and integrity of Christ’s Church gathered in an Ecumenical Council at Nicea. Together they wanted to bear witness to and defend the true faith in the Trinity of Persons in God and the Divinity of Jesus Christ. They hoped that the unanimity of their position would once and for all end the heresy of Arius and his successors. The prayer of Christ, which we hear in today’s .. ...
Liturgy: Evidence of Things Unseen What does "liturgy" mean in an Orthodox context, and how does it relate to peacemaking? We cannot limit the Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion to mere ceremony. It must be placed in its fullest context We begin the process of receiving Communion with our mental and spiritual preparations -- in prayer, especially within the mystery of Penitence (or Confession). We take hope in the word of the Church that "God does not desire the death of a sinner, but rather that he turn away from his sins and live." It is expected, however, that we exercise our free will and "enter with faith, reverence and the fear of God." Fr. Alexander Schmemann reminds us: "everyone who enters the temple must examine himself: does he have in his heart a living faith and reverence for the presence of God...that we so often lose [having become] 'used to' the Church and the worship services? We have the guidance, too, of Matt: 5:23-4: "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there rememb ...
i like having just one book to hold. I can't manage lectionary, bible, prayer book, hymn book. Divine office everytime.
Wednesday 11th of June: The Holy Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas. Orthros at 9am, Divine Liturgy at 10:15am-11:45am approx.
MEMORY ETERNAL ! We received news yesterday that our good friend LESLEY BLUE has passed and is now with the Lord. Many kind words will be expressed but I would like to share a few moments between Leslie and myself. She asked me to mount a icon cross for her and I chose a historical cross from ancient Christian Russia. She was so thrilled with it. When she became ill she asked us for Holy water from our church. That we were able to do several times. Lastly, she so much wanted to attend a Divine Liturgy at St. Elizabeth Church. That wasn't accomplished because of her failing health. All of us are unique in many ways but LESLEY BLUE had that one of a kind personality that everyone had admired. David
The 80th Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held Sunday, July 27, 2014 (rain or shine) at St. Nicholas Church picnic grounds in Primrose (just outside Minersville), Schuylkill County, PA from 11 AM to 8 PM. Delicious ethnic and regional foods prepared by the parishes of the deanery (pyrohy, halushki, halupki, kielbasa, potato cakes, soups, desserts, etc.). Beverages are also available, including beer and mixed drinks. (Sorry...no outside food or beverages are permitted on the grounds.) A Hierarchical Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka and clergy of the deanery at 11 AM. Entertainment includes: Live polka broadcast on WPPA 1360AM (11:30-1:00), the St. Nicholas School (Minersville) Student Chorus at 1:15, a performance by the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble (1:30-3:00), the Patronage BVM (McAdoo) Women’s Junior Choir at 3PM and polka music by the fabulous John Stevens' Doubleshot (4:00-8:00PM). There will also be vendors and crafters selling traditional Eastern Eur ...
Many passages in the Holy Bible and in our Divine Liturgy refer to the "fear" of the Lord, and to God's "wrath." Does this mean we should be afraid of God, the way people are afraid of snakes or spiders or being shot? Does it mean that God is scary and angry and just waiting to pounce and punish us for breaking God's rules? No. It means, instead that God is so powerful, so far beyond our comprehension and understanding--the creator of the universe and the salvation of the world--that we must be in awe of God's power and that we must have the utmost respect for God's dominion over the earth and all that is in it. In Psalm 90, verses 10-12 tell us, "The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away. Who considers the power of your anger? Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you. So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart." We have to learn from God the right attitude ...
CHERUBIM Cherubim ( A class of angel ) Cherubim first appear in the Bible; guarding the garden of Eden against the return of Adam and Eve. God even instructed the Jews to depict them In Solomon's temple. They are the second group in the first tier of angels created by God. They are described as ministering to God around His Throne and Altar and are often fiery red in icons. Here name mean wisdom and they are often pictured with wings and many eyes. In the Divine Liturgy, the priest prays, we also thank you for this liturgy which you are pleased to accept from our hands, even though you are surrounded by thousands of Archangels and ten thousand of angels, by the Cherubim and Seraphim, six-winged many-eyed, soaring aloft, borne on their wings.
June 10 - Hymns for Morning Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)
DON'T FORGET - SUNDAY 15 JUNE 2014 – ALL SAINTS DAY Matins and Formal Archieratical Divine Liturgy at the All Saints Church between 8.00 – 11.30 am. Following the Divine Liturgy, Celebratory Event at Digenis Akritas Auditorium behind the All Saints Church. Fete of the Ladies Auxiliary with souvlakia, soft drinks, loukoumades and other pastries. Entertainment by Makis Voutsinas , Lambro, Giorgios and Sydney Greek Dancing School. Make sure you join in the the festivities, it's sure to be a great day!
June 8th was Pentecost Sunday. The divine liturgy was for Anna & John Dzuro by Dolores & Michael Tomko. June 15th is the Sunday of All Saints. The divine liturgy at 11:00AM is for all of our Fathers Living & Deceased.
Divine Liturgy in English tonight at 7.00, followed by an information session about "the mati"
I found the link for the42nd Biennial Orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress at the Philadelphia Marriott on July 6th - July 9th Does anyone have additional information? Has anyone seen published details about the Exhibit Hall (trade show area), or Workshops or Forums? Or do we just show up on Sunday and see what is available at that time? • Tickets for family, friends and guests to specific CLC events will be available for purchase at the Congress. • Divine Liturgy: St. George Cathedral - 256 South 8th Street- Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, July 6th. • Congress Exhibit Hall: Sunday, July 6th thru Wednesday, July 9th at 5:00 pm. • Congress Social Event: Monday evening, July 7th • Clergy Breakfast: Tuesday, July 8th, 8:00am-9:30am • Plenary Session: Wednesday, July 9th, 9:00am - 4:00pm • Grand Banquet: Wednesday evening, 7:00pm -11:00pm
Back in stock: The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers...
The Divine Liturgy was first published in Greece in 1982 (by the theological journal ‘Synaxi’) since when it has been continuously in print and there have been four new editions. From 1993 it has been published by the Cell of St John the Theologian, Koutl
Vespers prayer in commemoration of St. Abraam's departure is today & Divine Liturgy is tomorrow at St. Abraam's Altar.
Divine Liturgy at Russian Orthodox Church, Mother of God in London: via
"The Easter Season ends with the conclusion of Evening Prayer" . -- (Divine Office, Pentecost Sunday, Liturgy of the Hours Vol II p 1039)
There's no liturgy like the Divine Liturgy.
guess who went to Divine Liturgy this morning..
Since many of you came late during the Divine Liturgy, we're going to do another one for you
Monday, June 9th is a Feast Day – the Commemoration of the Holy Spirit. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at...
Very excited for my first Divine Liturgy on a Great Feast of the Lord!
Ecumenical Divine Liturgy on Pentecost, and Anniversary of Tele Lumiere, from Bkerke, Lebanon. Live Now on
technically if you want a Black Catholic Mass you would go to an Ethiopian Catholic Divine Liturgy. :P
Incense in the Divine Liturgy or many of the services, have dual representations. One for the pleasing aroma of...
Reconciliation & Divine Liturgy with reception of the Holy Eucharist is always a good call!
Reminder: Divine Liturgy (Fellowship Follows) @ Weekly from 10am to 11:30am on Sunday (Holy Myrrhbearing Women Orthodox Church)
Maybe Divine Liturgy would be a break from mosaic.
Have you taken a look at our "Walk Through the Divine Liturgy"? Its a friendly introduction of all things Badarak.
Pentecost & the first day of Summer Hours tomorrow: Orthros 8am, Divine Liturgy 9:15, Special Service 10:30-11am
As for the Divine Liturgy of the Feast of the it begins with the Agpeya prayer of the Third Hour...
The liturgy has shifted from being a Divine / human event in which the two overlap to a simply human work. -
Saturday June 7 at 8:30 a.m. Saturday of the Souls. Divine Liturgy.
Come tomorrow to Divine Liturgy at 9:30 am and Great Vespers with Artoklasia Service at 6 pm, Saturday of Souls
I'm just picturing it: "Hobbies include praying Liturgy of the Hours and Divine Office every day and discerning my vocation."
Check out this video of a Divine Liturgy of the Italo-Albanian Greek-Catholic Church native to southern Italy.
Join us for Divine liturgy this Sunday at 10 am. Holy Pentecost
Holy Pentecost Vespers Kneeling Service to follow the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, June 8
The Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office is the universal prayer of the Church and is an ancient practice. As A lay per…
Divine Office - Audio Prayer Liturgy of the Hours of the Roman Catholic Church by Surgeworks, Inc. Anyone use this?
Archbishop Damaskinos will serve Divine Liturgy at Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit Mon 9 Jun 9:30 am
June 4 - Hymns for Easter Season in the Liturgy of the Hours, the Divine Office
Tomorrow is the feast of the Ascension. Join us for Orthros and Divine Liturgy. Orthros begins at 9AM, and the Divine Liturgy begins at 10AM. The Feast of the ASCENSION of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ is celebrated each year on the fortieth day - always a Thursday - after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha. See the following informational link by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Christ is risen + Just a reminder to all that this Wednesday night St George youth will be hosting the State of Origin (first game) which kicks off at 8. At 6:30 we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy for the Ascension of our Lord. Dinner is provided.
Would you please join us for a fundraiser in support of our humanitarian efforts related to these tragedies this coming Saturday, May 24th, 2014, 7pm at Sveta Petka San Marcos 1854 Knob Hill Rd., San Marcos? - For those that cannot attend this event in San Marcos, we ask you to join us on Sunday, May 25th for services and a benefit lunch (9:30 am Matins, 10:30 am Divine Liturgy, 12:15 pm Lunch) at St. George - Serbian Orthodox Church San Diego, California, 3025 Denver St. with the proceeds going to help those affected by the floods in and the Serbian regions.
Family Study of the Divine Liturgy: Spiritual Litany & Kiss of Peace ...
Don't forget our annual FAMILY DAY DINNER which will take place THIS SUNDAY, MAY 18 immediately following the Divine Liturgy. In addition to another delicious meal, we will be treated to a PROGRAM of traditional Romanian dances, songs and poems performed by a group of our children. We look forward to welcoming you! Va asteptam cu drag!
Dear all, Christ is risen! Per announcements from the ambo at the end of both of yesterday's Divine Liturgies, His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah will serve an unscheduled Liturgy this Wednesday morning, on the occasion of the Feast of Mid-Pentecost. Hours will begin at the normal weekday time of 6:40 am, and Divine Liturgy at 7 am. This Thursday morning volunteers will again gather for a phosphora baking session, beginning at 10 am. This coming Sunday, Mother Theodora of the St. Elizabeth Skete in Jordanville will be present for both Divine Liturgies; she will make a presentation on the life of this women's convent in the parish hall at the meals following each.
Had a great day, a call from our son on our way to join our daughter and her husband, my new son, in Phoenixville !!! Went to Divine Liturgy with them, brunch afterwards served by the men of the parish then a trip to Valley Forge Park. one very Happy and Blessed Mother's Day !!!
Christ is Risen!. Sunday of the Paralytic. Matins 830AM. Divine Liturgy: 10AM. DL at Ft Collins: 3PM. DL Readings: Acts 9:32…
CHRIST IS RISEN! "In this beautiful world there is nothing more cherished, no duty more honorable, no responsibility more sacred, no task more difficult, than that of Motherhood." HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Today on MOTHER'S DAY, our GOYAns are treating all the MOTHERS & GODPARENTS of our community to a LUNCHEON in their honor at the Hellenic Center following the Divine Liturgy. (are from the Aghia Anna Retreat Center in Dumont, Colorado)
Christ is risen! Today, after the Divine Liturgy, the men are preparing the meal for the coffee hour so the ladies can rest for Mother's Day! The Divine Liturgy begins at ten a.m.
I was reminiscing this morning...about my Baba. She was a very gentle woman, and very wise. Her day had always time for prayer. She was raised in a Ukrainian Greek Orthodox home, and she passed this truth to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her "Wisdom" had opened my heart and my eyes to see the difference between wisdom and foolishness, or right from wrong. This brought me to thinking about what the "Word of a God" had to say about "Wisdom". I then found myself at Proverbs 1:2 (KJV). " To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding." This was my Baba, whom in my eyes had reached the highest spiritual perfection that was humanly possible. She was in harmony with the Highest. Then, I remembered in the 'Divine Liturgy' of the Ukrainian Orthodox Service, the Priest says, "Wisdom ~ Let Us Attend." Normally, I just glaze over it, or say it without any acknowledgement of it's importance, which is my foolishness. There must be a deeper meaning to this phrase. The truth ...
Fordham University Orthodox Christian Fellowship late night Divine Liturgy in the midst of finals. Photo album
Now learning the Divine Liturgy, that hopefully in the future I can celebrate the Holy Mass not just in Forma Ordinaria or Extraordinaria.
Christo ha resucitado! Vigil at 6 PM for Thomas Sunday tonight. Divine Liturgy tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM, followed by an Easter Egg hunt for the kids and blessing of graves at Tamalpais Cemetery.
Resurrection Service and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom - 2014 ...: via
Dear all, We wanted to remind you of the balance of The Holy Week Services: Good Friday Services. There will be Good Friday Vespers at 4:00 p.m., followed by Lamentations at 6:30 p.m. Great Saturday Divine Liturgy will be at 10:00 a.m. Resurrection Matins and Rush Service (Haimeh) will be at 11:00 p.m., directly followed by Divine Liturgy for Easter, and potluck. Pascha Sunday. There will be an Easter Day Agape Vespers (Baouth Service) at 12:00 p.m., followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. God bless u all.
On Sunday, April 13 (Palm/Willow Sunday), we will commemorate the Hieromartyr Artemon and his companions. TYPIK: Note: From today until Thomas Sunday only service from the Triodion nay be taken; service from Meneon are to be omitted (cf. Dolnytsky Typikon p. 373). Memorial services for the deceased (except for funerals) are forbidden in church. Funerals on Great Monday through Great Wednesday may be celebrated in church using the Service of Burial of the Deceased as prescribed by the Trebnyk. Bodies of the deceased may never be brought into church from Great Thursday through Easter Sunday. In the latter case, funerals must take place at the funeral home chapels. Bright vestments. Resurrection service is omitted. Festal Gospel at Matins: Matthew §83 [21:1-11, 15-17]. Note: Willow branches may be blessed at the Matins, before the Divine Liturgy, or after the Ambo Prayer of the Liturgy. Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. Service and Reading for Palm/Willow Sunday, including proper antiphons, introit and hir .. ...
Overview of the Liturgies for Holy Week 2014 Saturday, April 12: 15.40 Solemn Entry of the Patriarch into the Basilica – Service in the Armenian Gallery in the Holy Sepulchre Palm Sunday, April 13: 6.30 Episcopal entry into the Basilica – morning and evening service on the Armenian Gallery 11.30 Processions around the Edicule in the Holy Sepulchre 17.00 Opening of the doors, St. James’ Cathedral Tuesday, April 15 9.00 Divine Liturgy in the Chapel of St. John (parvis of the Holy Sepulchre) Holy Thursday, April 17 6.30 Order of Repentance, St. James’ Cathedral 9.00 Divine Liturgy in St. James' Cathedral 14.30 Washing of the Feet Ceremony in St. James' Cathedral 16.30 Procession from Deir Ez-Zeitun- via Holy Archangels, first prison of Christ, then to the holy tree and Sion Gate to the House of Caiaphas in St. Saviour’s Armenian Monastery, second prison of Christ. 19.00 Order of Darkening, in St. James Good Friday, April 18 13.15 Order of the Holy Crucifixion at the Second Golgotha, Armenian Galler ...
Beloved, the last week of Our Lord Jesus Christ's life on earth is called Passion Week or Holy Week. So that we may walk in “real time” with Our Lord during His final and sorrowful days, special services are held each day of Holy Week in Orthodox Churches. For the faithful, earthly life ceases as we “go up with the Lord to Jerusalem.” Here's our weekend and Holy Week Schedule, with explanations of the services: + This Saturday, 10:00am - Divine Liturgy for St Lazarus + Saturday, 4:00pm - Palm Cross Workshop + Saturday, 6:00pm - Great Vespers for Palm Sunday + Sunday, 9:00am - Palm Sunday, or Our Lord's Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, with the Procession of Palms + Sunday, 6:00pm - Bridegroom Matins, with the Procession of the Bridegroom Icon + Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 6:00am - PreSanctified Divine Liturgy + Monday, Tuesday, 6:00pm - Bridegroom Matins + Wednesday, 6:00pm - Holy Unction (Anointing of the Sick) + Thursday, 9:00am - Vesperal Liturgy with the Washing of Feet + Thursday, 6:00pm - Mat ...
The Hymn of the Intercession of the Saints - from the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil. Coptic Orthodox Tewahdo church
Plan today for your child(ren) (boys and girls) to participate Holy Week as a guard of the tomb or a reader. On Holy Friday (April 18, 2014) the 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. time-frame is for the younger boys and they must be accompanied by an adult (their Father, Uncle, Grandfather, Godfather, etc.). They will each have their Altar Boy robes blessed, put their robes on and stand next to Christ's tomb with a lantern or candle. The time increments are flexible as this age group may be a bit restless. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is typically the older Altar Boys (4th grade to college) partnered with their fathers, brothers, cousins, friend, etc. 9:00 p.m. (or whenever Lamentation Vespers have ended) to the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning (April 19, 2014), anyone is welcomed to sign up. The schedule will be adjusted according to the number of volunteer participants. For younger girls, young adults and women, they will have the opportunity to read Psalms and Scriptures during these same periods of time. Typically, a ...
MP3 Pacific Camerata - Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church: A New Version by George Kirazian,...
A PERSONAL LENTEN ANTHOLOGY Day 11 (Thursday of the 2nd Week): In a remote passage from a liturgical commentary attributed to the 15th century mystagogue, St. Symeon of Thessaloniki, called ON THE SACRED LITURGY, one is struck to read the expression, “God in the midst of gods.” The phrase refers to the completed prothesis rite (the preparatory service preceding the Divine Liturgy and the central theme of my PhD dissertation), but the notion can be extended to refer to the Church, in which God stands in the middle of … gods?! What may appear quite scandalous really should not be. Isn’t there only one God, after all? What is this notion of “other gods”? Yes, there is only one God by nature, the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. However, all of us who share God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26) have the capability to become gods ... by grace, by God’s benevolent gift. This honor, as Symeon elsewhere explains, is bestowed first to the Mother of God, the angels and saints, and fina ...
Quotes on the Divine Liturgy "Let no one out of laziness or continuous worldly occupations miss these holy Sunday gatherings, which God Himself handed down to us, lest he be justly abandoned by God... If you are detained and do not attend on one occasion, make up for it the next time, bringing yourself to Christ's Church. Otherwise you may remain uncured, suffering from unbelief in your soul because of deeds or words, and failing to approach Christ's surgery to receive... holy healing." St. Gregory Palamas If you only knew how great a blessing comes from the Divine Liturgy, then you would collect even the dust from the floor of the church to wash your faces with it. + St. Gabriel the Confessor
DID YOU KNOW THAT? In the Middle Ages, Ukraine was a key center of East Slavic culture, as epitomized by the powerful state of Kievan Rus'. The Golden Age of Kievan Rus' began with the reign of Vladimir the Great (980–1015), who turned Rus' toward Byzantine Christianity. His emissaries in Constantinople reported, "We no longer knew whether we were in heaven or on earth," describing a majestic Divine Liturgy in Hagia Sophia, "nor such beauty, and we know not how to tell of it." History reports that Vladimir himself was baptized in Korsum, a southern city in Crimea and his people (en masse) in the Dnieper River in Kiev in 988. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, Ukraine was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries. Catherine II of Russia officially abolished the autonomy of the Cossack state in 1764. Ukraine became part of the Russian Empire in the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774), and later became a foundi ...
This evening we had the joy of having the voices of Laetare Choral Group from Indiana University singing Vespers and Divine Liturgy. It was like being in heaven. It was a great joy for the congregation and I to share in this heavenly singing.
A big day for our monastery; Br. Andrew went to visit the staff and students at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, where he attended a beautiful Mass on Campus, took a tour, and spent lunchtime with staff members learning how the school works, and visiting with the Dominican students. Ms.Colleen Power, who is the Director of Student Services, and who had visited our monastery two weeks ago, was the most gracious hostess, who introduced him around, and the lovely young cook, Megan, enjoyed the fresh, dried bay leaves from the monastery Brother brought along as a thank- you for the wonderful lunch. He also had a gift basked with him filled with lovely little icons from the designs of our Abbot Damian, and our beautiful homemade candles for staff and students. It was truly a grace-filled day, with the result that the School invited us all to come down to celebrate a Divine Liturgy at the Priory of the Dominican Friars, as the school's chapel is too small to hold all of them. We are ...
URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD - The Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour- Rye, New York Due to the winter storms and freezing temperatures. It has resulted in thousands of uncollected blood and platelets donations. Please give blood to help hospital patients in need. Sunday, March 2nd - BLOOD DRIVE: Please email Nick Gregoriades asap at Nicholi117and let him know that you plan to donate blood Sunday- March 2nd - so we can be sure to have at least 30 donors. Donating blood is probably the best gift you can give and the least expensive, for your blood will save someone's life. To give us perspective, one pint of blood can save 5 lives! The Blood Drive is being held in Marros Hall, beginning after Divine Liturgy on March 2nd. You can donate on Sunday between the hours of 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. You must have identification with a photo and signature with you when you register. A driver's license has both, photo and signature. You can be as young as 16 yrs of age with parental permission and as old as 75yrs.of age.
Nicole Onderchanin turns 21 on Sunday Feb 23rd. Please join us if any of our four adventures fit your schedule! Saturday: 8a to about 11a. OLHSA (Livingston) Walk for Warmth at the old Hartland High School. Our whole family volunteers for this. - 6p. Abick's Bar. Our beloved Auntie Manya owns this classic Detroit bar. If you haven't been there, here's your reason to do so. and Dinner w the family -- all four of us are vegetarians, so we want to make this veg deluxe: It'll be either at: 2booli in Troy or Inn Season in Royal Oak I can't imagine anything more special to Nicole than having her friends worship with her at her home parish. Divine Liturgy, 10:00a at St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church in Fenton. you'd like to send her a card, please FB message me for her address. Special shout-out on this to: Mike, Stephanie, Lubie, Marina, Michael, Shanna, Julie, Judy, Carol, Tim, Sue, Paul, Abick's Bar
PANCAKE SALE -2ND MARCH 2014 The Ladies auxiliary committee are holding a pancake sale at the Greek Orthodox Church straight after the Divine Liturgy
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Announcement: Due to the impending winter storm, the Pashos Family has postponed their coffee hour for another Sunday. At this time, will have the Divine Liturgy at 10AM on Sunday, February 16th.
Orthodox Christian Fellowship- Weds 12th Feb 7.30pm at the Religious Centre, Monash University Clayton.Join us as we discuss Divine Liturgy!
Dear Friends don't forget this Wednesday 12/02/2014 the Bible studies in English Language 6-7pm and the Divine Liturgy in English Language 7-8pm at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 65 George St Thebarton.
We are so happy to have Archimandrite David, Bishop-Elect of our Diocese, joining us tomorrow morning for Divine Liturgy at 9:00 A.M. We hope to see all of you there for service. Viking Hall 8141 Briarwood St Anchorage, AK
The Society of Saint Romanos is pleased to announce a newly commissioned Orthodox composition by Fr. Ivan Moody: "Greek Liturgy." The Society commissioned the work in memory of Archon John Bartholomew. Fr. Ivan was kind enough to accept the commission to compose a Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, based on Greek sources and suited for liturgical use. The St. Romanos Cappella, a Chicago-based professional chamber choir, will premiere the newly composed work within the context of a celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago. This premiere, as well as a recording of the work, will take place in the Society's 2014–2015 Season. A full press release will be forthcoming. Praise be to God for all good things!
His Eminence Metropolitan Prokopios of Adelaide tomorrow Sunday 09/02/2014 will conduct the Divine Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary 1A William St Croydon 9:00-11:00am.
R.I.P. Uncle Billy You lived your life to the 100% fullest!! You will be missed by so many. Viewing will be tomorrow at McCabe's funeral home in Derry PA from 2-4 and 6-8 then on Saturday morning at 9:30 am is the Panachida Service at McCabe's following by the Divine Liturgy at Blessed Assumption Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church on Hillview Ave in Latrobe Pa at 10am
The office of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church cordially invites you to participate in the solemn celebration of the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 9, 2014
May I suggest to my friends in the San Diego area that a good way to support the cause of peace in Ukraine would be to come and pray with us this coming Sunday (Feb. 1) at St. John the Baptizer Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4400 Palm Street, La Mesa, at Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM. For my Catholic friends, participation in this Divine Liturgy fulfills your Sunday obligation; for my non-Catholic friends, your prayers and presence would be welcome and appreciated, and we have many parish members to whom you can speak who are directly in touch with those in Ukraine who are being affected by the unrest. Please come and join us to pray for peace in Ukraine, and throughout the world.
Today marked the 100th Anniversary of the first Divine Liturgy in Providence at Saint Sahag and Saint Mesrob Armenian Church on 70 Jefferson Street. The memories that are running through my mind are endless. This has been the spiritual home of our family and thousands of others. My prayers, thoughts and love go out to all of those who sacrificed so much to bring an Armenian Church to Providence. It is up to all of us to continue to worship, witness and live a Christian life with our Armenian identity. I am a proud Armenian and will always try and give what little talents I have to make our community better. Whatever I give to our Church pales in comparison to what it gives back to me. To our youth - remember where you came from and give back ten fold - to my fellow parishioners and brothers and sisters of Christ - may we stand united as one to make our Lord's home the best it can be.this home is the place where we will laugh together, cry together, pray together and most importantly, see our families grow ...
Liturgy and Evangelism A thousand years ago Grand Duke Vladimir of Kiev sent envoys to various cultural centers to find the religion best suited to his infant Russian nation. Vladimir’s delegates were duly impressed with Islam and with Rome, but it was Constantinople that won their hearts. Such was the solemn splendor of the Divine Liturgy there that the visiting Russians found themselves wonderi...ng whether they were in heaven or on earth! What if Vladimir’s emissaries had notified the Constantinople authorities in advance of their visit and had found the service for the occasion deliberately designed to appeal to them-perhaps with ancient Cossack break dancing thrown in for effect? They might have liked it, but they could hardly have respected such a performance. In evangelism as in liturgy honesty is the best policy. Evangelistic and liturgical honesty requires that the outward forms really correspond to and inculcate the intended theology. Attempting to disguise Lutheran content with sectarian an ...
Start your Sunday morning at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Christian Church - Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. /...
On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Pastoral School I would like to congratulate the newly ordained Priest Silouan Benedict. Fr. Silouan is a first-year student in our Pastoral School and was ordained by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, on January 5, 2014 in Australia. Fr. Silouan (immediately to the Metropolitan's right in the group picture) will serve the newly-established community in Bangalore, India. We ask the prayers of our faculty and staff for Fr. Silouan just as we ask his prayers for the faculty and staff as he serves the Divine Liturgy. May the Lord grant many years of fruitful services to Fr. Silouan in His Church! Fr. Gregory Joyce Associate Dean
Hi All, Dont forget to come down tomorrow sunday 12/1/2014 to our Epiphany Service-Throwing of the Cross ceremony 11.45-12, after the Divine Liturgy @ St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church. The cross will be thrown @ (North Wollongong Beach-Ocean Rock Pool). Afterwards right across the road, we will be gathering at Osborne Park-to continue celebrations with a Greek Picnic! We will also be giving FREE Hotdogs & drinks to all- along with your own Packed Picnic Lunches. Hope to see you all there! God Bless + Fr Savas
January 1; Feast of the Circumcision of Christ; Feast of St Basil; 10:00a Divine Liturgy.
Divine Liturgy at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in
No Holy day of obligation for this Eastern Catholic today, but me thinks I will go to Divine Liturgy this morning/afternoon anyways.
January 1, 2014: Come celebrate the New Year at Saint Mark with Orthros at 9; Divine Liturgy at 10.
Divine Liturgy of St. Basil in the morning! Good way to start the New Year
I like to ring in the New Year with Divine Liturgy at St. Pius X Baptist Church.
It was very uplifting to begin the with the Divine Liturgy with my beloved children at St Athanasius Parish, Donvale.
English New Year's Eve program starts at 7 PM at St. Philopateer, followed by Divine Liturgy at St. George at 12:30 AM. See you there!
Keith Edwards. It's the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great tonite sooo it's run a bit longer... I might be...
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The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great is tonight, 8 PM @ Orthodox Church in Indonesia, Parokia Aghia Epiphania Jakarta.
The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, the Greek Text with a Rendering in English
The Melkites are Eastern Catholic. Their Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is in Arabic and Greek. In the USA...
Beautiful indeed! Very nice Fr Deacon.Did you build it yourself? Has a priest done the Divine Liturgy there?
Guatemalans manage. And I can say from personal experience that the Divine Liturgy in Spanish is quite a beautiful thing!
Divine Liturgy, Maronite Rite, for peace in Syria, from St. Takla Church, Sed el- Bouchrieh, Lebanon. Live Now on
Forget basketball, surviving a divine liturgy with the bishop is enough of an accomplishment for one weekend 😴
is a who is obsessed with the Orthodox Church. Heading to our local Orthodox Church for Divine Liturgy.
Prevail reservoir unlock as long as both sizes alias the divine liturgy: LPCUDatpw
Blog Update - New post added: "Liturgical Guide to the Feast of the Holy Family" Liturgy of the Hours, Divine Office
Yes indeed, attend Divine Liturgy some Sunday as your introduction to Orthodoxy. Study details later. Let your heart teach you!
The Divine Liturgy for the Eve of Theophany (with blessing of the waters) will be celebrated on Sunday, January 5...
Knitting Class: Learn how to knit scarves, Sunday, Dec 29, after Divine Liturgy, at SMSV, in the classroom at 11:45 am. All are welcome
Underlying the wisdom offered in today’s Liturgy is the mystery of the family in God’s divine plan.
liturgy of the hours,Divine Office in Dutch .
liturgy of the hours, Divine Office in Dutch .
divine office liturgy breviary pages. what about the hymns. I can't seem to find the pages of the hymns.
Night vigil - Apodosis of the Nativity and feast of St. Melania Monday,12/30. 9pm vespers, 10pm Orthros and 11pm Divine Liturgy - Rye, NY
Operational purpose as to the accepting mutual regard the divine liturgy wireless communication: MljOEKM
3The liturgy recalls the authentic sense of the incarnation, reminding us that divine salvation implies the struggle against sin
Divine Liturgy at Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Knightsbridge, London - video
the mystery of the people at the Divine Liturgy is that they are the Body of Christ,the Sacrament of Christ on earth
I've only read the Lossky, 'The Mystery of Faith', and I'm reading Gregorios on the Divine Liturgy now.
On this day in 1907, a group of 239 coal miners, men and boys, died during a coal mine explosion at the Darr Mine near Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. Only two escaped. This was Pennsylvania's worst mining disaster and one of the worst in the United States. That day, Carpatho-Russian miners gave up a day's wage to attend a morning Divine Liturgy, as December 19 is the feast day of St. Nicholas, their patron saint. During the service they heard a terrible rumbling and the ground shook as gas and dust exploded in the mine. Recognizing disaster, everyone rushed to help rescue any survivors. However, only two men working near the mine entrance were still alive. The poisonous gas, called afterdamp, killed many who survived the explosion itself. Most of the victims were Hungarian and Italian immigrants; seventy-one Hungarians are buried in a mass grave in Olive Cemetery. Many newspapers, including the New York Times, reported the miraculous events. One Pittsburgh paper stated: Religious fervor is due to sweep throu ...
Pray the Divine Liturgy with us on Dec 17 for the Feast of Sts Barbara & Juliana - 4:30 -6:30pm at the Church of St. Luke, 3200 Bayview Ave.
Today is a great Media day for the Maronites. EWTN was broadcasting the Ordination of Bishop Elias Zaidan, Tele Lumiere / Noursat was broadcasting the Mass celebrated by Cardinal Francis George in Chicago and tonight at 9:30pm (Central time) (Saturday) Tele Lumiere will be broadcasting an interview that I had with Bishop Gregory Mansour in Tampa, Florida. Tomorrow (Sunday) at 5:00pm (Central Time) Tele Lumiere will be broadcasting the Divine Liturgy from the 50th NAM Convention. Please, pass the word around. To watch it on your computer, log on to www.noursat.com
REMINDER - PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS: today following the Divine Liturgy until 2:00 PM.
The Feast Day of St Andrew: Today our Romanian Orthodox brothers and sisters will be celebrating during a Divine Liturgy at St Athanasios Church in Benoni, followed by a panigiri to raise funds to build a church in Midrand. Please support them. Tomorrow the church community of Krugersdorp will host their panigiri after the Divine Liturgy.
Consecration of St. Peter Syriac Church - San Dimas/Glendora Area Sunday, November 10th was a memorable day for the Syriac Orthodox community in Los Angeles as His Eminence Archbishop Mor Clemis Eugene Kaplan, His Grace Bishop Serapion, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Titus Yeldo, very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, and several clergy had gathered together to consecrate St Peter Syriac Orthodox Church in the San Dimas/Glendora area. In the year 2010 the community expressed a dire need for a church in the area, and with the blessings of Archbishop Mor C. Eugene Kaplan, the community pulled together and began renting St. John Coptic Church for the weekly Divine Liturgy. During the first year, an opportunity arose to buy an existing church building, and with great love and support the community bought the property which is at 1404 West Gladstone Street, San Dimas CA. Over a period of a year and a half the community restructured the building to make into a proper Syriac church, and on Palm Sunday of 2013 His Emin ...
The 4 Liturgies of the Orthodox Catholic Church of the East aka, the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Divine Liturgy...
St. Nektarios of Aegina The divine Nektarios of Aegina, is one of the most widely known of Greek Orthodox Saints. He was born on October 1st, 1846 in Silyvria, in Asia Minor (now occupied by Turkey). At Holy Baptism he was given the name Anastasios. His parents were simple pious Christians. They brought him up in a manner pleasing to God, and did what their very limited means allowed for his formal education. Having completed elementary school in his hometown, he left for the great city of Constantinople at the age of 14. There, he found employment as a shop assistant and was able to earn a meager living. As well as regularly attending the Divine Liturgy, he also read the Holy Scriptures and Writings of the Orthodox Elders of the Church on a daily basis. In 1866, at the age of 20, Anastasios went to the island of Chios, where he was appointed a teacher. After 7 years, he entered into the local monastery, under the care of the venerable elder Pachomios. After 3 years as a novice Athanasios was tonsured a M ...
Metropolitan Varsonofy of Saransk and Mordovia celebrates Divine Liturgy in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre .
Catechism Quiz . The faithful are obligated to take part in the Divine Liturgy on Sundays and feast days and to...
Schedule of services for the week of September 15th. Today we had 76 people in attendance for the Divine Liturgy.
Well, if there was a movie with a troll in it about The Divine Liturgy then they'd watch that.
If you go to does it use The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom or something different?
Beautiful day for Divine Liturgy and preaching at Redeemer, Saint Cloud. Blessed Sonday all +++
Divine Liturgy, Maronite Rite, for Inauguration of Church of St, Charbel, Bucharest, Romania. Live Now on
Orthros and Divine Liturgy this morning at 10am followed by Heritage Open Day in the church and Youth Club at Meole Brace youth centre
All ATL area college students invited to Divine Liturgy tomorrow followed by free southern style BBQ lunch in the Kafenion. Don’t Miss Out!
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with four bishops. Archbishop Demetrios of America presiding.
There's some irony in listening to the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom as performed by the USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir
Divine Liturgy for the Encounter of the Eastern Catholic Churches of America, on Feast of Exaltation of the Cross. Live Now on
Sept 14, Great Feast of the Exaltation, Procession & Veneration of the Life-giving Cross; 9:00 a.m. Festal Divine Liturgy
Join us for great feast of the Elevation of the Cross TODAY at 9 am for Matins followed by 10 am Divine Liturgy. Come and see!
Holy Mass celebrated at renovated Saint Giragos church in
Divine Liturgy at 10.30 this morning for the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-giving Cross
Today is the feast of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. The word "Chrysostom" means...
T-minus 36 minutes until Divine Liturgy. What do you do on your day off?
Celebrating the Divine Liturgy today at St. Therese. It also just happens to be the feast of St. John Chrysostom.
Feast of St John Chrysostom. Listening to Divine Liturgy recorded by Capella Romana. Lord, have mercy on us; St John, pray for us!
The Alliance Catholic Worker holds Divine Liturgy at St.Theodore Church. Join Us on Saturday @ 9:00 am and...
he prayed from the cross in Aramaic.The sacrifice on the Cross,is nonetheless linked to the Divine Liturgy
Thanks to for pointing out Tchaikovsky's Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom the other day. Marvellous
Hey everybody! Tomorrow is our first Divine Liturgy, don't forget to dress up!
Fr Andriy celebrating the Divine Liturgy at the 2013 Napa Institute.
Divine Liturgy is being celebrated today at 12:00. Come on out! Saint Paul is having a *FREE* BBQ after (until 1:30)!
ADDRESS OF HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN ALEXIOS 2013 METROPOLIS OF ATLANTA CLERGY-LAITY ASSEMBLY My beloved Chancellor, Priests and Con-celebrants, Esteemed Presvyteres, distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Presidents and members of our Metropolitan and Parish Councils, Ambassadors, Presidents and members of the Metropolitan and Chapter Philoptochos, Delegates, Parish Faithful, Fr. Mark Leondis, Mr. John Koutsoupis, chairman of the 2013 Clergy-Laity Assembly Committee, parishioners of St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church, brothers and sisters in Christ, my beloved ones: Welcome. It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to this wonderful city of Boca Raton in the Southern part of the United States in our Holy and God-protected Metropolis of Atlanta. At this time, I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, for taking the time to be with us and bless us, later on today and to stay and celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday. Also, I convey the blessings ...
is waiting for his plane from Houston to Cleveland. A worthwhile but exhausting trip; today, I took communion at the same Divine Liturgy with my father for the first time in over 20 years.
Since a lot of people are calling to ask me about Dimitris one year memorial, my family is inviting everyone to attend: Saturday, June 29th The chapel of Elmwood cemetary. 2905 north thatcher ave, Elmwood park, il. Divine Liturgy begins at 8am and services are done by 10am We will go to the grave immediately following the service for a short prayer service.
For the feast of Pentecost the icon of the Holy Trinity, the three angelic figures who appeared to Abraham, is placed in the center of the church for veneration. This icon is used with the traditional Pentecost icon. The church building is decorated with flowers and the green leaves of the summer to show that God's divine breath comes to renew all creation. Green vestments and coverings are also used. In many parishes the feast is celebrated starting the evening before with Great Vespers. Some parishes also serve Matins on the morning of the feast before the Divine Liturgy. The Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom with special hymns replacing the standard Antiphons. The hymns O Heavenly King and We have seen the True Light are sung for the first time since Easter, calling the Holy Spirit to "come and abide in us," and proclaiming that "we have received the heavenly Spirit." An extraordinary service called the Kneeling Vespers, is observed on the evenig of Pentecost. This is a Vespers service to which are adde ...
Join us tomorrow (June 23rd) for the Divine Liturgy at 10am as we Celebrate Pentecost Sunday.
Divine Liturgy for Pentecost - Sunday 10am at our new location - Our Lady of Victory Church, 1607 Birch Street, Porter Creek. All welcome!
Remember that this Sunday is the first Liturgy of our new, unified church with Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church! Join us to celebrate the Great Feast of Pentecost, and the founding of our new church, with Divine Liturgy at 10am (Matins/Orthros at 9), with a celebratory potluck to follow. The address is: 150 Elizabeth Ann Circle, Bluff City, TN 37618.
This morning Sarah and I visited the local Greek Orthodox Church. This prompted three thoughts: 1. Though more prayer and thought will be needed, the experience pretty well inspired me to recommit to the Anglican tradition. St. Nick's reminded me not only of what I am not, but what I am. The experience confirmed yet again that I'm no longer a low church evangelical. I love the historicity, beauty, and sense of transcendence prompted by the Divine Liturgy. It resonates with something deep in my soul. I would go so far as to say it met a spiritual need. Yet, and I say this with nothin' but love, I have zero desire to be Orthodox. It just ain't home. 2. I'm not down with the tradition's view toward gender roles. Aside from the fact that the tradition doesn't even honor its own heritage by ordaining female deacons, I was profoundly uncomfortable with the patriarchal assertion the priest made in reference to Father's Day. It's not subversive to a husband for a wife to make more money. The priest is a good man ...
Today, I want to continue in reflecting further the relevance of the liturgy in the spiritual life of God’s lovers. I mentioned in my reflection last week that the Anglican understanding of the liturgy is incarnational. Today, I venture to say that this Anglican understanding of an incarnational liturgy is truly scriptural. God in Christ meets us in our own humanity and in our lowly human experiences through the liturgy. This means that the liturgy—with all its acts, gestures, postures, words, silence, sacral objects and prayers—points beyond itself to the very reality of Christ’s Incarnational Presence with us who are are His lovers, manifested when we gather together as His Church to meet Him in His Transcendental Presence in and among us. This is the significance of Christ’s words: “For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them (St. Matthew 18:20)”. When believers gather together to celebrate the Divine Liturgy, this liturgy ushers them into the ...
Sunday of the blind man Divine Liturgy at St. Thomas' Orthodox Church,
Tomorrow, Sunday, June 9th, the English liturgy will not be at the usual time. Instead, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Basil Roman Catholic Church at 50 Palace Street in Brantford. Please come!
With the blessing of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Lipa Ramon C. Arguelles, DD, SThL, the first ever Divine Liturgy of of Saint John Chrysostom was celebrated in the Archdiocese of Lipa in the Parish of San Isidro Labrador, Cuenca, Batangas last May, 22, 2013 7:00 PM. It was offered by the hands of the Right Reverend Olexander Kenez, Vicar General of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Remigio Mendoza, a priest of the Archdioces of Lipa.
There was once a priest who did not want to serve the liturgy because it was a cold winter day. The temperature was 10 degrees below zero and the priest knew that the only person who was likely to come to the service was the chanter. The priest had no idea about the Church’s teaching on the presence of the Triumphant Church and how the Divine Liturgy benefits the living and the departed. With difficulty he forced himself to go to church. On the way to church he kept wishing that the chanter would not come so that he would not have to serve and go home. However, the chanter did come. The priest did the Prothesis (or Proskomedia, the service of preparing the holy gifts) in a hurry and began the Divine Liturgy. Shortly after, some bishops, priests, monks and nuns and some lay people arrived. Most of them sat in the choir section and began to chant so beautifully that the priest forgot about how cold and lonely he was earlier. His whole body was warm and his whole being was all a flame…. When he did the s ...
Entry 3 On the day I was ordained to the priesthood, the church ( st George, Rosebay) was packed. The Archbishop was there, priests were there, a deacon was there, family, friends and parishioners had filled the church. I had never felt such a presence before - except perhaps for Easter. On the next day when I was scheduled to serve my first Divine Liturgy which is the highest work a priest could do, I looked back through the royal doors to see who had come to share my joy at my first liturgy . The chanter and only one old lady - and she was there only to clean the church ! Then Fr, sensing my disappointment, whispered into my ear something I will never forget for the rest of my life. "Do not be afraid Fr, the church may be desolate of people, but it has filled with the Angels and Saints!"
We will be commemorating the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman with Hours starting at 9:40 A.M. and the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom following directly afterwards at roughly 10:00 A.M. Come and see!
Every week, OCN broadcasts live the Divine Liturgy served at St. Demetrios Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Listen here from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern time, to lift your heart in praise of our Lord if you are unable to participate in the Liturgy at your local parish. For live classes or live litu...
10 point program for Orthodox way of life 1. Praying Daily Have a regular prayer rule that includes morning and evening prayer. 2. Worshiping and Participating in Sacraments Attend and participate in the Divine Liturgy receiving Holy Communion regularly as well as regular participation in Confession. 3. Honoring the Liturgical Cycle of the Church Follow the seasons of the church and participate in the fasts and feasts of the Church. 4. Using the Jesus Prayer Repeat the Holy name whenever possible throughout the day or night. 5. Slowing Down and Ordering Your Life Set priorities and reduce the stress and friction caused by a hurried life. 6. Being Watchful Give full attention to what you are doing at the moment. 7. Taming the Passions Overcome your habits, attachment to your likes and dislikes, and learn to practice the virtues. 8. Putting Others First Free yourself from your selfishness and find joy in helping others. 9. Spiritual Fellowship Spend time regularly with other Orthodox Christians for support ...
On Tuesday May 28th His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion visited Holy Cross Monastery. His Eminence attended the early morning Divine Liturgy and greeted the brethren with the feast of St. Pachomius the Great, founder of cenobitic monasticism and model for all cenobitic monks. After breakfast Monastery Dean Hieromonk Alexander conducted a working meeting with His Eminence to update him on monastery events, its liturgical life and construction. Fellow member of the Holy Cross Monastery Benevolent Committee George Rogatchev joined the meeting to update His Eminence on the work he is doing on its behalf. Later the Metropolitan visited the goat barn and blessed the newly born goat kids and their mothers before departing to the ringing of the monastery bells.
Interesting article... Personal Integrity and the Closed Chalice by Fr. Steven C. Salaris, M.Div., Ph.D. Presbyter All Saints of North America Orthodox Christian Church St. Louis, MO One of the most difficult and sensitive areas that our clergy must deal with when non-Orthodox attend the Divine Liturgy is the "closed chalice." This refers to the teaching and practice of the Orthodox Church worldwide that only Orthodox Christians may partake of the Eucharist (or any sacrament for that matter) at our worship services. It is a simple concept, but one that seems to cause a lot of strife. There are two basic reasons for this: 1) Visitors from Protestant denominations are often used to open chalices where anyone is allowed to come to Communion. This author has observed a Protestant chapel service where the pastor stated that Jesus gave his Body and Blood not to a denomination, but to his disciples. Thus, anyone who felt called to the chalice was welcomed. You could be a Mormon, Catholic, Protestant, etc. and st ...
The legacy of Archimandrite Robert Taft S.J. is so significant that no one who is seriously interested in the evolution of the Divine Liturgy can afford to ignore it. In his interview the esteemed scholar, indeed, the “patriarch” of Byzantine liturgical studies, tells us about his life-long relation...
Christ is Risen! Hristos Voskrese! All Orthodox Christian churches follow the same Divine Liturgy. There may be language and cultural traditions that differ from Russian to Greek to Serbian and so on but the primary worship service or Divine Liturgy is identical. If the young woman is accustomed to hearing the Liturgy in Old Slavonic or Russian, she might want to find a Russian or Ukrainian Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Steelton, PA offers a combination of English, Old Slavonic and Serbian as the languages of the Liturgy. We welcome all Orthodox Christian worshippers and their friends to St. Nicholas Church and we have a number of worshippers who are not Serbian. To learn more about our worship services and activities and to see the most recent Church bulletin, you may visit our parish website at We understand the interest of people to find a church that meets their language and cultural heritage needs. A list of the Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in the area may be found at ...
In the early centuries of Christianity, the Church designated the night of Holy Saturdayinto Easter Sunday for the baptism of the Catechumens. Catechumens were a classof pagans and Jews who were taught the Christian faith in preparation for theirbaptism on the Holy Saturday. Then, Baptism was not a personal or family event, as it is today, rather baptism wascommunal celebration of the whole Church. For this reason Catechumens werebaptized in groups, dressed in a white robe and received into the divineliturgy of Saturday night service (Pascha Divine Liturgy) while the choir wassinging “As many as have been baptized unto Christ, have put on Christ.” Accordinglythe newly baptized and illumined Christians will join the rest of the faithfuland continue the celebration the Divine Liturgy and Pascha. Inthe process, the tradition was that the Catechumens would wear a white robe forthe following 7 days of Pascha (Easter). A white robe to symbolize illuminedand white soul that is cleansed through the sacramen ...
On August 13, Archbishop Mark celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Trinity Church.
His Grace Bishop Youssef will be officiating the Divine Liturgy in Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church in La...
some English translations of the Divine Liturgy aren’t too bad either
Our citizenship is in heaven. Philippians 3:20. Remember this when the priest says during the Divine liturgy "Let us lift up your hearts."
today's prayers for the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours). One site (or app) is (cont)
Photo: thegreatfast: The Third Sunday of Great Lent, Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
Breviary Hymns for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Liturgy of the Hours, the Divine Office
Divine Liturgy and Consecration of the Cross in the Diocese of Artik: via
mass tonight was interesting, but I can't wait to be back in a familiar divine liturgy.something about it always draws me back
I'm huge advocate of Liturgy of the Hours. Been blessed to be able to pray all 7 hours daily. Actively teaching it to others.
Here is a Breviary for you...Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours - Breviary - Free Audio - Bible - Prayer
I'm sorry Paul, but the numbers prove that traditional Catholic liturgy, devotions are packing in the young!
Think before right to traditional Latin breviary need to fight to get more lay people exposed to pray daily Liturgy of Hours.
Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! Great reflection by Kathryn Jean Lopez on today's feast:
Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! I was on Children's Liturgy duty today, and it went really good.
“in the Liturgy, the Divine beauty really appears to us, and heaven opens up.” - Benedict XVI
This liturgy begins with the Divine Announcements.
Sunday of St Thomas, Breaking of the Artos, Parish Easter Fellowship Meal - Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m. Chrystos Voskres!
There was Greek, Latin, English and Zulu at Divine mercy liturgy at mass Today. No mention of any former president's health. Was fun.
Broadcasting: Divine Liturgy by His Grace Bishop Youssef, will be officating the Divine Liturgy in St. Mark...
Divine Liturgy, in the Maronite Rite, on Divine Mercy Sunday, from St. George Church, Beirut, Lebanon. Live Now on
Set your alarm clocks tonight! Because of the parade, Orthros begins at 8:15am this Sunday. Divine Liturgy 9:30pm.
Keep in mind this is Eastern Catholic, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom -the same one as in the Eastern...
This form of the Latin Mass is the most similar with the Eastern Church & its Divine Liturgy.
Or it could be Thomas Sunday, Dominica in Albis [Depositis/Deponendis], Quasimodo, Divine Mercy, Octave Day of Easter…
Reminder: Sacrament of the Unction of the Sick will be prayed tomorrow, Sunday April 7, at 7am, before the Divine Liturgy.
The Angel cried out to the One full of Grace: O chaste Virgin rejoice! (From The Divine Liturgy Easter Season)
H.G. Bishop Youssef of Bolivia will bless our church praying the Divine Liturgy on Saturday April 6th @ 9 am Come and invite others
The Divine Liturgy as it currently exists will never "catch on." Matthew 7:13
Looks like an old extant scroll of the Holy and Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom. Why ... It is! :-)
liturgy Celebration: Reflections on the Divine and Holy Liturgy
Mega-Divine Liturgy tonight, the only Divine Liturgy permitted on a weekday of the Great Fast: for the...
Watch: 2013-03-24 Divine Liturgy at St. Michael UOC in Woonsocket, RI:
Great Feast of the Annunciation of the Mother of God & Ever-virgin Mary, 7:00pm Festal Divine Liturgy this evening
God willing, Priests of GTA will pray the Divine Liturgy together at SMSJ today Monday Mar 25 at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. All welcome.
."Did you know that every Sunday morning the Orthodox Christian Network broadcasts the Divine Liturgy...
So, just a reminder that there is a Divine Liturgy tomorrow, Monday at 9:30a.m for the Annunciation.
Everytime I go to Divine Liturgy, I see what VII called for
I know most of the (St. Basil's) Divine Liturgy, in English and Greek (phonetically, I don't know the Greek letters.)
So thankful im able to attend Divine Liturgy every Sunday at my beautiful church
Some Sundays I really miss the Byzantine Divine Liturgy in Romania. Man, I can't wait to get back!
Divine Liturgy, Maronite Rite, of Palm Sunday, with Patriarch Béchara Boutros Cardinal Raï. Live Now on
Archbishop Demetrios to preside over Divine Liturgy for Feast of Annunciation, Monday March 25th (8:30am-11:30am)
Liturgical Guide for Palm Sunday 6 Hymn selections for the Liturgy of the Hours, Divine Office, Breviary
Jesus teaches us to embrace the divine will with total trust and serenity. Read our Daily
What is the Presanctified Liturgy and why do we have it in Lent?
Holy Week is about being there 'live' at the Supper, the Passion/Death, the Resurrection. Enter the Divine Paschal Mystery through Liturgy!
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 23, is the 3rd and last Saturday of the Souls. Divine Liturgy @ 8:30-10:30 am!
AUDIO LITURGY OF THE HOURS DIVINE OFFICE Excellent audio podcasts for throughout the day
Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom - Musical excerpts: via
Check out these liturgical sponges for use during the Divine Liturgy or anything sacred.
Liturgy is the official divine worship of the Church. One senses that God himself is present under its sacred signs and ancient prayers.
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Lest we forget, "Love for the poor and the divine liturgy go hand in hand, love for the poor is liturgy." Benedict XVI
You can find Divine Liturgy by Mark, James, and Peter on the web.
Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts cancelled for this evening. Lenten First Hour, 7:30am Thursday our next Divine Service.
If the Pope and the Patriarch make up I can go to the Divine Liturgy instead of suffering the weekly affliction of the new missal.
Don't forget devastation of the liturgy and the ungovernability of collegiality. Perhaps expect too much of "Bishop of Rome".
Modern words are for modern things, not the Divine liturgy ;) (
There is a small bookstore located in the Church. It is open every Sunday after Divine Liturgy is served. Please visit if you are in the area . The many books we carry include : The Orthodox Bible Study, The Law of God, The book of The Akathist Hymn that comes With a CD, The book of the Holy Week in Greek with English translation, Experience During the Divine Liturgy, children's books and many Icons .
Join us tomorrow at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, NYC for Godparent Sunday, and our Apokreatiko Glendi following the Divine Liturgy.
Wednesdays: Vespers at 6:30pm Fridays (during great Lent only): Akathist to the All Pure Theotokos at 7pm Saturdays: Great Vespers at 6:30pm Sundays: 3rd and 6th Hours at 9:40am Sundays: Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
Amplifying Henri Nouwen’s Insight of Christian Identity: Chosen, Blessed, Broken, Given by DEWnada 3/13 Mark 14:22-24 King James Version (KJV) 22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (See also Matthew 26:26-28 & Luke 22:26-28) Henri Nouwen brilliantly looks at the heart of the Christian Mystery to discern the true Christian identity. The Institution narrative of the Divine Liturgy, he states, reveals the Eucharistic bread (which is the Body of Christ, which is the Church) is taken or chosen by Christ, blessed by him, broken by him, and given by him. The Word of God becomes the bread of life which is the chosen, blessed, broken and given Body of Christ. Therefore we Christians, who compose the Body of Christ, must, l ...
It's coming, After the Sunday March 17th, The Sunday after that is "The Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy" which brings to mind this service...-David The Anathemas of the Sunday of Orthodoxy At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, after the dismissal, the clergy and servers come forth to the base of the solia, bearing ikons. The protos with the Cross remains on the amvon. The Protodeacon begins thus: Who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God who doeth wonders! He repeateth the same three (3) times, in a progressively louder voice. Then he readeth the following – Celebrating today the Triumph of orthodoxy, O ye people, let us glorify above all our good God, who is blessed forever. This, our God, having taken thought for and established His beloved inheritance, the Holy Church, and having comforted with His true word our forebears who fell away through our transgression, hath set our foundation in paradise. This, our God, directing man toward His promise of salvat ...
A good vocabulary word for the day: "HOMILY" = A commentary that follows a reading of scripture. Many people consider it synonymous with the word sermon. It's not a Q&A session. In Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, a homily is usually given during Mass (Divine Liturgy for Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, and Divine Service for the Lutheran Church) at the end of the Liturgy of the Word. The word homily is derived from the Greek word homilia (from homilein), which means to have communion or hold verbal intercourse with a person. In this sense homilia is used in 1 Corinthians 15:33. In Luke 24:14, we find the word homiloun, and in Acts 24:26, homilei, both used in the sense of "speaking with". Origen was the first to distinguish between logos (sermo) and homilia (tractatus). Since Origen's time homily has meant, and still means, a commentary, without formal introduction, division, or conclusion, on some part of Sacred Scripture, the aim being to explain the literal, and e .. ...
If anyone wants to go to the Divine Liturgy with me, just let me know. It starts around 10 am. It's a Greek Orthodox Church. It's right down the past the hospital towards town on the left. Or I can pick you up- just shoot me a text.
Seal of expediency (notations and concepts). The breeding is the bread that we offer in the temple, to place the Holy Eucharist. Along with wine, as Honest Gifts (bread and wine), before being transferred with the grand entrance to the altar, placed in intention (pre + tithimi = prothetw), where the ceremony of Proskomidis will prepare for the Divine Liturgy. In parts of the liturgy of preparation Prosforoy be placed ceremoniously in Diskario and some wine in the Chalice. The round design of the Prosforoy symbolizes the Virgin Mary's womb, from whence came (was born) the only begotten Son. On the Fertile there is relief project, formed by seal. From the center of Prosforoy comes out the Lamb, IE. the central square of the project with the letters: LF CURRENCY NI KA (Jesus Christ defeats). These letters must be distinctly and clearly displayed. Said Lamb (Lamb), because the Prophet Isaiah prophesied that the Messiah as a akako lamb will be driven to sacrifice. John the Baptist confirmed this prophecy when ...
PARISH LIFE: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2013 On January Saturday 19 January, the Great Feast of Theophany, the commemoration of the Baptism of the Lord, Father James served Divine Liturgy in Wallsend. A number of Gosford parishioners were there that morning and on the preceding evening. On the following day, Divine Liturgy was served at Gosford. In the absence of our regular reader Paul Douriaguine, Subdeacon Jason Kaplanez read the Apostol. Subdeacon Jason, from Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Strathfield, was visiting the Central Coast with his family. The Great Blessing of Water was served at the end of Divine Liturgy. That afternoon Father James blessed homes in Narara Valley, on the Woy Woy peninsula, and around the shores of Brisbane Water. The following day he visited homes elsewhere on the Central Coast, and on Tuesday he visited homes in the Hornsby area and in Sydney’s north. Anyone who missed out on having their home blessed can still make arrangements with Father James for this to ...
The evolution of Saint Nicholas into the more commercially lucrative Santa Claus—which took centuries in Europe and America—has recently been re-enacted in the saint's home town of Demre, Turkey. The modern city is built near the ruins of ancient Myra, and attracts many Russian tourists as St. Nicholas is a very popular Orthodox saint. Restoration on Saint Nicholas' original church is currently underway, with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2007 permitting Divine Liturgy to be celebrated at the site, and contributing 40,000 Turkish Lira to the project. A solemn bronze statue of the saint by Russian sculptor Gregory Pototsky was donated by the Russian government in 2000, and was given a prominent place in the square fronting the medieval Church of St. Nicholas. In 2005, mayor Süleyman Topçu had the statue replaced by a red-suited plastic Santa Claus statue, because he wanted an image more recognisable to foreign visitors. Protests from the Russian government against this were ...
Parents, Guardians and Godparents, This Sunday, February 10th, is Godparent's Sunday. All Godparents, parents, children and friends are invited to join us in celebrating and honoring our Godparents. A special prayer service and complimentary breakfast will follow the Divine Liturgy. Parents and Guardians...we would appreciate it if you could help out by bringing a container of juice to the breakfast. Please give your juice donation to one of the helpers. The Church School Ministry Team
Nanwalek- Sts Sergius and Herman or Valaam Russian Orthodox Church- hours at 9:30 Divine Liturgy at 10:00
Divine Liturgy next Saturday 16th February in Cardiff (Church Slavonic) Russian Orthodox Community in Cardiff and...
Divine Liturgy for Theophany in Russian Sign Language, at Our Lady of Tikhvin Church, in Moscow, attached to a monastery there. "15 years ago in the former Simonov monastery opened Russia's first ...church for deaf people" including the first Deaf priest in Russia, Fr. Valentine Terekhov. Thank you Ekaterina Lysenko for these links. A rough translation via google translate of the story of this parish for the Deaf and Deafblind Orthodox in Moscow. The last part of the article is about Roman Buchanan who carves tactile Holy Icons for use by blind prayers.
From Catholic To Orthodox By Thom Nickels The word ‘orthodoxy’ can conjure up foul associations. There’s Bertrand Russell’s famous quote, “Orthodoxy is the grave of intelligence,”which covers any sort of rigid or right thinking at the expense of creative thought. Orthodoxy (lower case) implies a strict adherence to tradition against which Modernism doesn’t stand a chance. In Judaism, Orthodoxy is seen as that religion’s supreme, most traditional expression, its un-reformed essence. In Christianity, Orthodoxy which has never had a Second Vatican Council or anything approaching a Novus Ordo – Divine Liturgy with lay ministers and Protestant-style hymns – is a window into the ancient Church. In fact, you could search the world for a modern young Orthodox priest with a guitar and a penchant for humming “On Eagles Wings,” but chances are you wouldn’t find one. Priests like that never get a chance to bloom in Orthodoxy; or, if one was discovered in seminary, he’d be sent packing or b ...
His Eminence Metropolitan SAVAS will be joining the faithful community of St George Greek Orthodox Church in New Castle, PA on Sunday for the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Please join them in praising The Lord and participating in His Holy Eucharist!
EPARCHY OF TORONTO (Ukrainian Catholic) Apostolic Administrator Chancery Office Naju, Korea, September 22, 1995 Sworn Testimony of Witnesses of Miraculous transformation of Consecrated Host and Wine, changing into living and moving flesh and blood, when Julia Kim received Holy Communion during the Celebration of the Eucharist at the open air Mass, celebrated in the field of the valley amidst the mountains outside Naju, at 5 p.m. on September 22, 1995. I, Bishop Roman Danylak, Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Toronto for Ukrainian Catholics in Toronto, Canada, and titular bishop of Nyssa, herewith solemnly testify that I concelebrated the Divine Liturgy, or Holy Mass, with the Reverend Fathers Aloysius Chang, parish priest of the Kwangju Archdiocese in Korea, invited by me to assist during my visit to Korea; and Joseph Peter Finn, retired priest of the Diocese of London, Canada, on Friday, September 22, at 5 p.m. in an open air celebration on the grounds of the valley where a future church is to b ...
Divine Liturgy begins at 10am. That's only 10 hours from now.if you dont' make plans to be in Church, the chances are less that you will wake up early enough to be there when it starts. We will continue our theme of changing the way we look at life as Greek Orthodox Christians. Join us and change the way you look at Sunday morning.
THIS IS WHY I AM CATHOLIC! Where did liturgical worship and especially the Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church or the Mass of the Roman Church come from? What were its origins? How much change has there been over time from the beginnings of Christian worship in the first century Jerusalem Church? One should begin by answering the most basic question: what is liturgy? The best translation is "the work of the people." That is the collective work which assembled believers do together in offering praise and worship to God. The Old Testament Basis for Christian Worship Jews at the time of Jesus Christ had already had a history of worship almost 1500 years long. Their history was full of interaction with God Who called them to be His people, and Who had revealed to them specific instructions as to the offerings and sacrifices which were part of the way in which He was to be worshiped. The Bible is clear that God revealed to Israel how to worship, and it was patterned after things in heaven.  These specific ...
CORRECTION: Wednesday, January 16th, several priests, Bishop Demetrios, and Father Anthony will be having Vespers in honor of our patron saint, St. Anthony. This service begins at 6 pm- please be prompt!! Thursday, January 17th, is the Feast of St. Anthony the Great, and Father Anthony's final Divine Liturgy before retiring. The Bishop will be honoring us with his presence for this service as well! Matins and Divine Liturgy, 9 am to 11 am with lunch after. Don't miss out on these special services!
This Sunday we will have Regular Sunday School for all grades. Chanting during Divine Liturgy 4th grade to...
Protect him/(Fr. Alex) who blesseth and sanctify us for many years, O Lord. What a joy to serve with Fr. Alex. 53 years in the priesthood.. Lately, I have been taking the opportunity to learn from the old masters of theology and old school. Forgive me, it will be hard to find them these days and you will be lucky if you find one that is true to his priesthood. Stop complaining that the church service is too early and therefore you make your own excuse by not coming to the Divine Liturgy. Why do we expect our clergy to stand for hours on Sundays without any rest? Father Alex added this litany: "and for those who did not attend for a reasonable cause" even he prays for you while you are absent for the Divine Services. I say this with love to all of you...is to see the beauty of our services when we pray from the depths of our hearts and becoming true Orthodox Christians. Just to make it clear...we will not make our services short and will keep following the Received Tradition of our Holy Orthodox Christian ...
Happy Orthodox Christmas! The feast of St Nicholas of Myra is December 6th. The tradition of Saint Nicholas Day, usually on 6 December, is a festival for children in many countries in Europe related to surviving legends of the saint, and particularly his reputation as a bringer of gifts. The American Santa Claus, as well as the Anglo-Canadian and British Father Christmas, derive from these legends. "Santa Claus" is itself derived from the Dutch Sinterklaas. Celebration in West Bank - Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of the town of Beit Jala. This little town, which is located only two kilometers to the west of Bethlehem, boasts of being the place where St. Nicholas spent four years of his life during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Every year on the 19th of December according to the Julian Calendar-that is the 6th of December according to the Gregorian Calendar-a solemn Divine Liturgy is held in the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, and is usually followed by parades, exhibitions, and many activities. A ...
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