Monday, November 16, 2015

Theosis Part 1: Glowing with the Light of Christ

An important, though often misunderstood, aspect of Orthodoxy theology is the process of Theosis. What are Christians supposed to do after they "become Christians" or "enter the Church"? Can we actually become partakers of the Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4)? Frederica Mathewes-Green​ explains.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Surprises in the Orthodox Church

An Orthodox Church service can be intimidating if you’re not use to a liturgical setting. But what often surprises people as they attend more and more Orthodox services is that Orthodox worship is not stiff and stuffy. In fact, there is a great amount of flexibility. Frederica Mathewes-Green notes that this very thing surprised her when she first started attending Orthodox worship services. She makes a striking analogy between Orthodox Divine Liturgy and a wedding banquet: both are elaborate, both are formal, both are celebratory. But neither should feel stiff, stuffy, or rule-based. Watch and see! Better yet, come and see!


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