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Guatemala: The Divine Liturgy in a Mayan language (Ghuj)

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Story about Toll booths (Partial Judgment) – From Experiences during the Divine Liturgy – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos

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Story about Toll booths (Partial Judgment)

From Experiences during the Divine Liturgy

Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos:

The Middle state takes place after the soul’s “First” or “partial judgments”,
which takes place right after the soul is separated from the body. This ‘First”or “Partial Judgment” of man is also our Church Dogma.

We will conclude with an incidence which was mentioned to me by a grandchild of a certain priest many years ago during Confession.

A young man told me this about his grandfather, who was a priest. When he was a boy of about 5 or 6, the grandfather died and they burried him the next day. On the third day the family went to read the memorial prayers at the Continue reading “Story about Toll booths (Partial Judgment) – From Experiences during the Divine Liturgy – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos”

Qui est le célébrant, pendant la Divine Liturgie? – Le prêtre seul ou toute la communauté dans son ensemble? – Père Stéphane Anagnostopoulos ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Qui est le célébrant, pendant la Divine Liturgie?

Le prêtre seul ou toute la communauté dans son ensemble?

Père Stéphane Anagnostopoulos

Qui est le célébrant, pendant la Divine Liturgie? Le prêtre seul ou toute la communauté dans son ensemble?

Toute la communauté: le peuple de Dieu et le prêtre.

L’Église constitue le Corps mystique de Jésus-Christ dont nous tous, le clergé et le peuple, nous sommes les membres. L’Église en tant que Corps du Christ prie pour le monde entier. Elle s’intéresse au salut de tous. Cependant, elle célèbre la Divine Liturgie seulement avec les fidèles chrétiens orthodoxes, c’est-à-dire avec ceux qui ont reçu le saint Baptême et le saint Chrême. Eux seuls, constituent les membres de l’Une Église, Sainte, Catholique et Apostolique. Eux, ils sont le peuple de Dieu. La Divine Liturgie est le culte public de tous les fidèles. Elle est offerte à Dieu de la part du peuple de Dieu et du prêtre célébrant. Son don divin et son fruit salutaire, c’est-à-dire le sacrifice rédempteur, sont offerts à nous tous, qui constituons le peuple de Dieu.

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聖金口イオアンの聖体礼儀 Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom – PDF ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Japanese

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La table eucharistique de la Sainte Communion pendant l’office divin – Saint Nicolas Cabasilas ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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ÉGLISE ORTHODOXE

La table eucharistique

de la Sainte Communion pendant l’office divin

Saint Nicolas Cabasilas:

«La table eucharistique de la Sainte Communion pendant l’office divin», dit saint Nicolas Cabasilas, «fait que nous demeurions en Christ et que le Christ demeure en nous parce qu’Il a lui même dit: “Celui qui mange ma chair et boit mon sang demeure en moi et moi en lui”. Il est pour nous à la fois l’habitant et la demeure… et nous sommes heureux de notre habitat et très heureux d’un tel Maître divin».

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The Holy Spear of  the Divine Liturgy & Saint Theodosius of Argos, Greece (+922)

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The Holy Spear of  the Divine Liturgy

& Saint Theodosius of Argos, Greece (+922)

August 7

Fr. Stephen Anagnostopoulos, Greece:

With the Holy Spear we make exactly the same symbolic movement with that of the soldier who pierced the side of Christ’s Holy Body on the Cross,we say; one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side,and forthwith came there out “blood and water”, as we pour wine and water inside the Holy Cup.

At this point it is worth mentioning Saint Theodosius of Argos, Greece (+922), true story…

This Saint in particular celebrated the Divine Liturgy only once. On the first day he became a deacon,on the second day a priest,and on the third day he performed the Liturgy for the first time. When it was time to “pierce” the Holy Bread with the Holy Spear,he saw,right before his eyes, himself as a soldier with a sharp spear piercing the Holy Body of the Lord as Blood and Water were coming out of His side.

No one will ever find out how terrified he must have been(this will remain unknown)when he poured wine and water inside the Holy Cup!
He was indeed captivated by Divine fear so much so that when he had completed the Divine Liturgy he never celebrated it again.

Taken from the book: Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos, Experiences during the Divine Liturgy

 

Divine Liturgie: Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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DIVINE LITURGIE ORTHODOXE

Divine Liturgie:

Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître?

Saint Nicolas Cabasilas demande: «Pourquoi ne lit-t-on pas d’abord le saint Évangile et après l’épître? Ensuite il répond: ce que le Seigneur Lui-même dit, est une révélation plus complète que celle dont nous parlent les apôtres. En outre, nous avons dit que les événements pendant la Divine Liturgie correspondent à une révélation progressive et suivent un cours ascendant échelonné, avançant de l’inférieur au supérieur. Pour cela nous lisons d’abord l’épître et après le passage évangélique» (Saint Nicolas Cabasilas P.G. 150, 416 C).

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The Priest, the Bishop and the Holy Angel – Experiences during the Divine Liturgy – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos

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The Priest, the Bishop and the Holy Angel

Experiences during the Divine Liturgy

Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos, Greece:

There once lived a most devout priest; (this incident was narrated to me by the blessed departed Spiritual Elder Gabriel, who for a great period of time was the abbott at the Holy Monastery of Dionysios on Mount Athos).

Even though he barely knew how to read and write, he was a priest, a clergyman of strong faith,great virtue and of many spiritual struggles. He used to stand up-right for hours during the Proskomedia,despite the fact that the veins of his feet had been affected and were hemorrhaging. There were times when one could see the blood running down since he was standing up-right commemorating the names of numerous people. He was a man of sacrifice to Continue reading “The Priest, the Bishop and the Holy Angel – Experiences during the Divine Liturgy – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos”

My All-Holy Mother! I shall light the vigil lamp because the day which is breaking is of great significance to our faith; however, You take care and feed my children – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos

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HOLY VIRGIN MARY MOTHER OF GOD

My All-Holy Mother! I shall light the vigil lamp

because the day which is breaking is of great significance to our faith;

however, You take care and feed my children

Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos, Greece:

Why do we use olive oil? So that we would be reminded of the night when Jesus prayed in the garden of olives. The Lord prayed in the garden of Gethsemane where an oil grove was situated.

The following is a true story that is directly connected to the vigil lamp…

On the 24th of March 1942, the eve of the annunciation, we were in the Northern part of Greece, in my hometown called Drama. It was then under bulgarian occupation.

Deprivation, disease and famine had reached dreadful proportions and death was decimating both young and old, especially children, on a daily basis. Amongst my relatives was a distant aunt who was a widow with five children.
Her husband had been killed by the conquerors six months previously during Continue reading “My All-Holy Mother! I shall light the vigil lamp because the day which is breaking is of great significance to our faith; however, You take care and feed my children – Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos”

The first Divine Liturgy in Vietnam

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The first Divine Liturgy in Vietnam

From 29 April to 11 May 2002, staff members of the Department for External Church Relations Rev. Vladimir Alexandrov and Mr. V. Radayev visited Vietnam with the blessing of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations. The purpose of the visit was to offer pastoral care to compatriots and to conduct pre-Paschal and Paschal Services.

Last November, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad made a pastoral visit to Vietnam. After his trip the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church considered it expedient to open a parish in the Vietnamese city of Vungtau. More than one thousand of Russian citizens and their families, most of them working at Vietsovpetro, one of the world largest oil producing plants, reside there. A general meeting of the Vungtau Orthodox residents decided to establish a parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in the city.

The day of May 2, 2002 will go down in the history of Orthodoxy in Vietnam. On the Great Thursday, when the Church commemorates the Last Supper of Christ, the first Divine Liturgy was conducted in this distant country. More than forty people received the Eucharist, most of them purified their souls through the Sacrament of Confession for the first time in their life.
In these days many events took place for the first time there. For the first time, the Gospels of the Passions and the Royal Hours were read, and the Sacrament of Holy Unction was administered. Indeed, the Pascha of Christ shone as ” the Feast of Feasts and the Celebration of Celebrations” in those days – it was the first Pascha to be celebrated in Kohinhina (the ancient name of southern Vietnam).

A miracle happened in the small lecture-hall of the Russian Cultural Center as a triumphant message about the Risen Christ, Who has conquered death, sorrow and lie of this world, resounded there. At midnight, a procession with the cross began its march through silent streets of the residential area. The eternal words “The Angels in heaven, O Christ our Savoir, sing Thy Resurrection…” resounded first timidly and uncertainly, then more and more loudly.

“Christ is risen!” – these words touching everyone’s heart sounded in Vietnam for the first time. The joyous Paschal Matins and then the Liturgy began. More than one hundred faithful united by the presence of the Risen Christ prayed with an exceptional inspiration. Today, about two thousands of Russians are living in Vietnam, and most of them regard themselves as faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church. Our compatriots live not only in Vungtau, but also in Hoshimin (the former Saigon) and Hanoi. Rev. Vladimir Alexandrov celebrated the blessing of water for diplomats and Russian residents in the Vietnamese capital, in the concert-hall of the Russian Embassy in Vietnam.

An office for the dead, the first one for many decades, was conducted at the graves of the Russian seamen in Hoshimin. In 1904, the Russian Diana Cruiser arrived at the harbor of Saigon after a battle with Japanese ships in the Yellow Sea. Eight seamen died of tropical diseases during its forced anchorage lasting over a year. Under the auspices of the Russian Consulate General in Hoshimin, a monument was erected over their grave in 1984.

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