By Anthony E. StivaktakisIt is commonly believed that the last Divine Liturgy in Hagia Sophia in Constantinople took place on May 28, 1453. However, the last Divine Liturgy to really take place in Hagia Sophia was on the 19th of January in 1919, which was officiated by Papa Lefteris Noufrakis … [Read more...]
Why Do Babies Sometimes Smile During Divine Liturgy?
by Elder PaisiosQ.: I’ve noticed, Elder, that sometimes babies smile at the time of Divine Liturgy.A.: They don’t do that only at the Divine Liturgy. Babies are in constant contact with God, because they’ve got nothing to worry about. What did Christ say about little children? ‘Their angels in … [Read more...]
The Divine Liturgy: the Same Today as Described by St Cyril of Jerusalem 1,700 Years Ago
by Marcelo P. Souza By the loving-kindness of God ye have heard sufficiently at our former meetings concerning Baptism, and Chrism, and partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ; and now it is necessary to pass on to what is next in order, meaning to-day to set the crown on the spiritual building … [Read more...]