Prosphora Liturgy of Preparation, Proskimidia, Service of Prothesis. Offering Prosphora and names at the Liturgy.

This is the outline for the “after liturgy” talk that is customarily given in our church, before it is too chaotic to teach. The plan is to give this talk tommorow, with the material below as a handout. I “try” to keep things short, so by no means is the talk comprehensive.

Topics:
Prosphora
Liturgy of Preparation, Proskimidia, Service of Prothesis
Offering Prosphora and names at the Liturgy.

Baptism And Emergency Baptism. Short catechetical talk.

Synopsis:A Short talk about the minimum requirements for baptism, and emergency baptism, which is a baptism performed withot a priest when a person is in danger of immanent death. Who can perform this baptism, how should it be done, and what must be done after the baptism is performed. The text is an outline of the talk. These talks are designed to get a little information into the faithful right after the liturgy before it becomes too chaotic to teach.

Short talk on the Transfiguration

1. The story, summarized.
2. What does this teach us about Jesus Christ?
3. What does this teach us about ourselves?
4. Why did it occur when it did?
5. Why were Moses and Elias present?
6. What other event in our Lord’s life has obvious similarities to the Transfiguration?
7. Blessing of fruit, especially grapes.
8. OT Scripture for the Feast
9. The most important “take home message” scripture for the feast.

Audio talk on: Vespers, An overview of the themes of Vespers, and the Jewish character of Orthodox worship.

LISTEN NOW In this catechetical talk, we give an overview of the themes of Vespers and the “Jewishness” of Orthodox worship. If the “LISTEN NOW” link does not work, copy this URL into your browser:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church_+vespers.m3u If this file does not Read More …

Prayers of the Church:Typology of the Cross in prayer – catechetical talk

LISTEN NOW A Discussion of the rich typology about the cross in Scripture, using prayers from the services for the Cross as examples. If the “LISTEN NOW” link does not work, copy this URL into your browser:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-lenten-prayers_2008-03-27+typology-of-the-cross-in-prayer.m3u If this file Read More …

Audio talk on: Prayers of the church, Vespers, Lord I have Cried

LISTEN NOW If the “LISTEN NOW” link does not work, copy this URL into your browser:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-vespers_2008-02-19+lord-i-have-cried.m3u If this file does not work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-vespers_2008-02-19+lord-i-have-cried.mp3 http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrthodoxChristianCatecheticalTalks RSS feed of Audio catechetical talks:http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrthodoxChristianCatecheticalTalks Read More …