Everything Is In Motion

...  to swirl while we stare at our delusion. It is customary in some of the monasteries of Mt. Athos to set the central chandelier in ...  before God. It certainly incorporates movement within the worship of the Church. For the liturgy is a great dance - the proper movement ...

The Difficulties of Paradise

...  we journeyed among the Bulgars, we beheld how they worship in their temple, called a mosque, while they stand ungirt. The ...  Greece, and the Greeks led us to the edifices where they worship their God, and we knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth. For ...  What you do will determine what you are. If the primary activity in our life is consumption, then we will develop the instincts, ...

The Ancestors of God

...  as many Christians refuse to recognize the blessedness of Mary, from whom Christ took flesh, so do they also refuse to recognize that ...  involve any other humans. Thus there are Christians who worship a God made man, who is no man at all. The traditional title for the ...

Apocalypse Now

...  understanding of the End? To a large extent the primary element of false apocalypticism is rooted in a linear view of history in ...  in the proclamation: "All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb ...

Within a Mandorla

...  in detail in St. Luke's gospel. We could add to that St. Mary Magdalen's mistaking the resurrected Christ for "the gardener" until he ...  which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted (Matthew 28:16-17). If Christ appears to them, ...

Why Does God Sing?

...  a few places in the modern period, any Orthodox service of worship is sung (or chanted) from beginning to end (with the exception of the ...  the founders of the Reformation saw reason as the primary mode of communicating the gospel - contemporary Protestantism has become ...

Calvinism As Heresy

...  to those that ask and inquire concerning the faith and worship of the Greeks, that is of the Eastern Church, how forsooth it thinketh ...  then unhesitatingly to interpret the same agreeably to primary notions of God. DECREE VI. We believe the first man created by God to ...

Why Does God Sing?

...  a few places in the modern period, any Orthodox service of worship is sung (or chanted) from beginning to end (with the exception of the ...  the founders of the Reformation saw reason as the primary mode of communicating the gospel - contemporary Protestantism has become ...

Salvation in a Cloud of Witnesses

...  no particular or necessary connection. In such settings, worship will largely be cast in non-Trinitarian language (either emphasizing ...  that the place of communion and participation become of primary importance. Koinonia, the NT word for this reality, (often translated ...

Kalomiros on the 6 Days of Creation Part 1 and Part 2

...  Builder of the universe from created things, they could worship the Creator, instead of worshiping things that were made". Confirming ...  stirring, above the water". (1:2) These words are of primary significance and are a key to understanding the beginning of life on the ...

The Forefathers of Christ

...  is again manifested in its proper manner in Orthodox worship. There, the ancestors of Christ are remembered in a singular way, ...  and he showed forth from them a rod of power for us, pure Mary the Child of God who alone knew no man, from whom the flower, Christ, came ...