Everything in Worship Done Decently and in Order (Fri. August 20)

The word of the day is “confusion.”  Orthodox worship reflects a sense of the sacredness of God and the dignity of people.  It  follows an ancient “ordo” or structure with words that stem from St. Basil the Great or St. John Chrysostom in the fourth century. Some might call this reverent and graceful attitude of worship formal and ritualistic.  But the stately mood reflects the teaching of today’s reading of 1 Corinthians 14:26-40.  In this reading Paul instructs the Corinthians to set their worship in order.  We will find Paul advises a serene atmosphere in worship.  And that mood reflects the holiness of God who is a God of harmony and peace. The Mood of Pagan Worship Infects the Church…