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Archive for category Eastern Liturgy

Ars Praedicandi: Sunday of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council

The Lord whom we glorify in song at each Liturgy is the same Lord who never ceases to pray that those whom he has chosen will be one, as he and the Father are one.

Ars praedicandi: Sunday of the Paralytic

For us, the content of this new, very human life is to really become glorified human beings who are without sin.

First Communion: Questions from an Eastern Christian

an you imagine your Church celebrating the communion of infants who have been fully initiated into the Church?

Shared Ministry and Divine Grace: Restoring the Diaconate in Orthodoxy

Note: This essay was first published by Public Orthodoxy, a blog of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, on March 7, 2016. Republished with permission. The Orthodox world is buzzing with the recent news report on the ordination of deaconesses in the Patriarchate of Alexandria. To the best of our knowledge, the ordination […]

Update: Deaconesses in Alexandria

Five deaconesses consecrated.

OCA: Metropolitan Tikhon to Consecrate Chrism

“Chrism, distinct from Holy Unction and other blessed oils used in Orthodox Christian rites, contains a number of ingredients, including olive oil, white table wine, benzoin, aromatic incenses extracted in oil, rose oil, basil, balsam, Venetian turpentine, galangal, oils of bergamot, clove, marjoram, thyme and sandalwood, extracts of ginger root, and nutmeg.”

Liturgy in non-liturgical Spaces

Liturgy in non-liturgical spaces illuminates the qualities of gathering for the privilege of offering liturgy, and embracing the fact that Christian identity need not be shaped solely by a particular parish community.

The Language Issue in Orthodoxy

The use of antiquated liturgical languages for the liturgy is part of the problem; the Church needs to devote energy to thinking and praying about the other parts of the problem.

Book on Deaconesses (in Greek)

Orthodox theologians devoted to restoring the order of deaconess have published a book on the ordination of deaconesses and the question of women in ordained ministry dedicated to the Patriarch of Alexandria. This news is significant as it demonstrates that interest in and research on the deaconess is of international concern, and not merely a […]

Papal Message to Ecumenical Patriarch for the Feast of St. Andrew

Today is the Feast of St. Andrew, the patron of the See of Constantinople, the see of the Ecumenical Patriarch. Continuing the longstanding tradition between the Bishop of Rome and the Ecumenical Patriarch, a formal delegation from the Vatican was present at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy. Following the Liturgy, a special message was […]