Liturgy

The Incarnation and the Cross

It is no coincidence that the Great Feast of the Annunciation falls in the midst of the Great Fast, usually just before Great & Holy Week. This can seem odd sometimes, given our tendency to compartmentalize the events of Christ’s life, but it is essential that they be understood together. Join us as Fr. David […]

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For the Life of the World

“Man is a hungry being. But he is hungry for God. Behind all the hunger of our life is God. All desire is finally a desire for Him. To be sure, man is not the only hungry being. All that exists lives by ‘eating.’ The whole creation depends on food. But the unique position of

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Lifting the Veil

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

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O Joyful Light

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! Psalm 113:3  The setting of the sun has always inspired the Church to turn to the Lord in prayer. Join us as Fr. David teaches us the importance and unique character of this special hour in the

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O Death Where is thy Sting?

St. John Chrysostom’s renowned Paschal homily, proclaimed during the celebration of Pascha each year, helps us grasp the great mystery enunciated when we sing: “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and to those in the tombs, bestowing life!” Join us as we study the rich Biblical background of this powerful

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Heaven on Earth

When pagans of Kiev entered Hagia Sophia and first experienced the Divine Liturgy, they famously said: “We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth.” Join us as Fr. David Anderson guides us to understand what the beauty of the Divine

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Singing Our Faith

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… Ephesians 5:18-20

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God With Us

As an old saying goes, the law of prayer is the law of belief. The foundation and authority of Orthodox Catholic catechesis is and always has been the Divine Liturgy of the Church. Rooted in prayer and looking to the Lord, we discover the Orthodox Faith in the face of Christ. 

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The Sacrifice of God

“… hung upon the cross, He who suspended the Earth amid the waters… He, who wrapped the heavens in clouds is clothed with the purpose of mockery. He was transfixed with nails, who is the Bridegroom of the Church… We worship your passion, O Christ. Show us also your glorious resurrection.” – Vespers of Great

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