What is the Orthodox Church? Can anyone go to an Orthodox Church? Father Andrew Stephen Damick takes two minutes to answer some common questions and talk about the purpose of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Source: Fr Lawrence Farley's Blog, No Other Foundation
Anaphora, which in Greek means “offering” (the verb form is used in Leviticus 17:5, for example, where it describes the offering of sacrifice). Anaphora is a long prayer, punctuated by a number of “Amens”. It begins with the celebrant’s blessing - “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God the Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” - and does not conclude until the end of the words, “and grant that with one mouth and one heart we may praise Your all-honourable and majestic name: of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages”.
Even though 2018 is 8 days old already, it's not too late to adjust or even re-write some your of New Year's resolutions to make Christ the center of them.
Below are some ideas of how to spend this year as an Orthodox Christian.
Sermon delivered on Christmas day 2018.
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
Christ is born!
For us a Child is born, to us a Son is given.
Today…today we receive the best Christmas gift we could ask for. Today Christ is born. He is born for us. He is the proof of God’s love for us. Jesus Christ is the confirmation that God is faithful, that He does keep His promises.