Divine Liturgy

25th August 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God

Eurachistic service. The Divine Liturgy transcends time, and the world. All believers are united in worship in the Kingdom of God along with departed saints and angels. To this end, everything in the Liturgy is symbolic, yet also not just merely symbolic, but making the unseen reality manifest. The Liturgy’s roots go back to Jewish worship and the adaptation of Jewish worship by early Christians. This can be seen in the first parts of the Liturgy termed the “Liturgy of the Catechumens” that includes reading of scriptures and the Sermon/Homily. The latter half was added based on the last supper and the first Eucharistic celebrations by Early Christians. The Eucharist is the central part of the service, as it truly becomes the real body and blood of Christ, and through partaking of it, they we together become the Body of Christ (that is, the Church). Each Liturgy has its differences from others, but most are very similar to each other with adaptations based on the time of year.