Lifting the Veil
A Mystical Understanding of the Divine Liturgy
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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 it draws us to participate in the entirety of salvation.
Rev. Thomas Moses
Rev. Thomas Moses lives in Upstate New York with his wife and two daughters. He serves as administrator and priest of St. Basil the Great Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Utica, NY. He and his wife Rebekah serve as co-directors of the National Association for Melkite Youth, and he is a frequent host and presenter for God With Us. He graduated from Sts. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2017 with a Master of Divinity degree. He served as a theology teacher at Bishop Guertin High School and a per diem chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH until he was ordained a priest in November of 2021.
- Outline of Lessons
- Ecclesiastical Mystagogy by St. Maximos the Confessor
- On the Divine Liturgy by St. Germanus
- Life in Christ by St. Nicholas Cabasilas
- Commentary on the Divine Liturgy by St. Nicholas Cabasilas
- The Liturgical Commentaries by St. Symeon of Thessaloniki
- The Divine Liturgy: Commentary in Light of the Fathers by Hieromonk Gregorios
- The Church at Prayer by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra
- Economia and Eschatology: Liturgical Mystagogy in the Byzantine Prothesis Rite by Stelyios S. Muksuris, PhD
- The Byzantine Rite: A Short History by Rev. Robert Taft