the Presence of God in the Divine Services

In Orthodox Christianity: in general on May 27, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Many times we Orthodox place such emphasis on the Holy Eucharist, that we fail adequately to grasp the energizing power of the uncreated grace of God in the other services.  Frequently, I encourage new-comers to attend the service of Vespers. It is rather short, by Orthodox standards, rarely more than 50 minutes or so, and very musical, with lots of chant. The Psalms form the basis for the service of Vespers, and the oldest continually used hymn in all of Christendom is used as its centerpiece, “O Gladsome Light.” It was the service which I attended regularly for two years during my inquiry into Orthodoxy back in the early 90s.

And, now, a witness to that converting power. Go to:  http://shawnragan.wordpress.com/2008/05/22/father-patrick/


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