Liturgical Books

Liturgical Books The Liturgical books used in Orthodox worship fall into three main groups. The first of these are three books containing readings from Holy […] Read More

Icons of the Mother of God

Icons of the Mother of God Icons of the Most-Holy Theotokos. Iveron ……………………………Feb. 12 Kazan…………………………….July 8 & Oct. 22 Of The Sign (Znamenny)…. Nov. 27 […] Read More

Icon Not-Made-By-Hands

Icon Not-Made-By-Hands One of the earliest Icons witnessed to by Church Tradition, is the Icon of the Savior Not-Made-By-Hands. According to Tradition, during the time […] Read More

Holy Icons

Holy Icons One of the first things that strikes a non-Orthodox visitor to an Orthodox church is the prominent place assigned to the Holy Icons. […] Read More

Glossary of Liturgical Terms

Glossary of Liturgical Terms Alleluia. (See Prokeimenon.) Antiphons. The first three hymns sung at the Divine Liturgy (Ps. 103; Ps. 146 and Only-begotten Son… the […] Read More

Fasting Seasons and Days

Fasting Seasons and Days Paschal Cycle: Meatfast the week before the beginning of Great Lent Great Lent and Holy Week Yearly Cycle: Nativity (St. Philip’s) […] Read More

Fasting Rules

Fasting Rules The fasting rules, found for the most part in the Typikon (mainly Chapters 32 and 33), and repeated in appropriate places of the […] Read More

Fasting

Fasting Seeing that bodily disposition is important in worship and spiritual life, in general, great emphasis is placed in the Orthodox Church on fasting; if […] Read More