Divine Liturgy

“The Divine Liturgy is considered the most significant ancient Christian service, not so much for its phrasing and words as for its meaning. In fact, the Divine Liturgy was in practice right after the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Disciples of Christ on the 50th day after His Resurrection, as the sacred writer of the Acts of the Apostles records (Acts 2:46 ff). ”  ~Rev. George Mastrantonis

Schedule

We celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Sunday throughout the year, as well as weekday Divine Liturgies for the major feastdays.  Each Sunday, the Divine Liturgy begins at 9:30 am.  It is preceded by Orthros (Matins Service) which begins at 8:15 am.  Coffee Hour which follows Sunday Divine Liturgy is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and interaction.  The times of our weekday Divine Services vary.  

Please see the Parish Calendar for specific weekday Divine Services dates and times.  Please click here for more information about our Divine Services. 

Requirements for Holy Communion

  • Baptism/Chrismation in the Orthodox Church
  • Participation in Holy Confession on a regular basis
  • Proper prayer and fasting prior to receiving Holy Communion
  • Good standing with the Orthodox church (e.g. have had their marriage blessed, if married, in the Orthodox Church)

(Please reference The Sacraments regarding the sacramental aspect of the service.)

Note

From a theological perspective, participation in Holy Communion is an all-embracing event, presupposing full communion in doctrine and practice. As a result, Orthodox Christians are not permitted to receive Communion in any Protestant or Roman Catholic Church. Likewise, Protestants and Roman Catholics are not permitted to receive Holy Communion in the Orthodox Church.

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