Articles in the Divine Liturgy category

The “Inaudible prayers” should be read out loud

What sense does it make for the laity to say “Amen” to prayers not heard? This article is taken from The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy.


Athonite Priestmonk Chrysostomos explains how God “innovates the mode” of bread and wine to acquire Divine properties while retaining their natural properties.

A “mercy” or an “offering” of peace? – PART II

This follow-up to our post, “A ‘mercy’ or an ‘offering’ of peace?” presents new insights and clarifications to the “orthographic confusion” of the response.

A “mercy” or an “offering” of peace? – Part I

If “A mercy of peace” sounds nonsensical to you, you’re not alone. Examine with us this response in Greek to see how we arrive at “An offering of peace”.

“UNITY OF ALL”: Who are we praying for?

By petitioning the Lord, “…and for the unity of all…”, we mean Orthodox Christians. We explain the petition in this excerpt from “The Heavenly Banquet”.

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