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Preparing to Receive Holy Communion

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Most Orthodox faithful limit their preparation for receiving the awesome mystery of Holy Communion to fasting. By only fasting they are deceived into thinking that, having fasted completely and mechanically, they have followed the proper preparation and, thus, are communing worthily. What is the right preparation, then? Longing for Holy Communion The first step in […]

New Series: Understanding Orthodox Worship

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On Friday, October 3, we began a new series in our Adult Education Class entitled Understanding Orthodox Worship. It examines the principles of worship in the Orthodox Church — and especially the Divine Liturgy — to help Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike appreciate what we do when we gather to pray. Last week, we began with […]