Divine Liturgy – normally a public service but under England’s Lockdown #2 celebrated behind closed doors. Once we can celebrate again in public, please use the Service Book-in tab to reserve a place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also streamed via Facebook live.
Eucharistic service. The Divine Liturgy transcends time and the world. All believers are united in worship in the Kingdom of God along with the departed saints and the angels. To this end, everything in the Liturgy is symbolic, yet also not just merely symbolic, but, in the fullest sense of the word, 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 and we together become the Body of Christ (that is, the Church). Each Liturgy may differ slightly from others, but all are very similar to each other, with details proper to the day or season.