Heaven on Earth

The Beauty & Symbolism of the Divine Liturgy

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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 Liturgy reveals to us.


Rev. David Anderson
Rev. David Anderson

Rev. David E. Anderson is a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Chicago. Educated at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he was a student of Rev. Alexander Schmemann, he was ordained in 1983. From before his ordination until now, he has been both a teacher and a translator of patristic and Byzantine liturgical texts. Especially known for his lectures on the early Church Fathers and the early liturgy he also currently serves as the full-time Byzantine chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College.



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