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.
Liturgy of Preparation, Proskimidia, Service of Prothesis
Offering Prosphora and names at the Liturgy.
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.
The “Four Bows” – a simple set of prayers that should begin the day for everyone. Excellent for children.
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.
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 work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church_+vespers.mp3 RSS feed of… Continue reading Audio talk on: Vespers, An overview of the themes of Vespers, and the Jewish character of Orthodox worship.
LISTEN NOW In confirming the common Resurrection, O Christ God, / Thou didst raise up Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion. / Wherefore, we also like the children, bearing the symbols of victory, / cry to Thee, the Vanquisher of death: / Hosanna in the highest, // blessed is He that cometh in the… Continue reading Prayers of the Church – Lazarus Sat and Palm Sunday Troparion
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 does not work for you, try the direct link to the actual mp3 file:http://www.orthodox.net/catechism/prayers-of-the-church-lenten-prayers_2008-03-27+typology-of-the-cross-in-prayer.mp3 http://feeds.feedburner.com/OrthodoxChristianCatecheticalTalksRSS… Continue reading Prayers of the Church:Typology of the Cross in prayer – catechetical talk
LISTEN NOW Psalm 136By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and we wept when we remembered Sion. Alleluia. Upon the willows in the midst thereof did we hang our instruments. Alleluia. For there, they that had taken us captive asked us for words of song;And they that had led us away asked us… Continue reading Audio talk on: Prayers of the church, Lenten Prayers, By The Waters of Babylon, Psalm 136
LISTEN NOW O Gladsome Light of the holy glory of the immortal, heavenly, holy, blessed Father, O Jesus Christ: Having come to the setting of the sun, having beheld the evening light, we praise the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: God. Meet it is for Thee at all times to be praised with… Continue reading Audio talk on: Prayers of the church, Vespers, Gladsome Light
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