Orthodox Holy Supper

Compiled by Maryann Mawhinney Presented here are three summaries of the history and tradition of Orthodox Holy Supper. This information was compiled from several sources and it serves to illustrate the variation in traditions and foods which reflects the different … Read More

Orthodox Christian Fasting

St. John Chrysostom – “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church,” Volume 9. I speak not, indeed, of such a fast as most persons keep, but of real fasting; not merely an abstinence from meats; but from sins … Read More

Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

Father Thomas Hopko The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church as not suitable for the penitential season of the Great Fast. For … Read More

Sunday of Orthodoxy

To Love Is To Remember. Father Alexander Schmemann Endowment – Chair of Liturgical Theology. NY, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, March 1985. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Rejoicing today … Read More

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