“We worship how we believe.”
Come and see what makes Orthodox Christianity uniquely mystical, spiritual, and sanctifying. The worship of the Orthodox Christian Church is ancient. It is a fulfillment of ancient Jewish Temple worship, which was ordained by God in the Old Testament and fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the New Testament. The Mystical Supper (Last Supper) initiated by Jesus Christ right before His crucifixion was the first Liturgy, where the disciples ate and drank Christ’s Body and Blood. Those same disciples (turned Apostles) continued to hold Divine Liturgies after Christ’s Resurrection from the dead, and they have never stopped since.
One of the first Divine Liturgies was written by the Apostle James, the “brother of our Lord”, first Bishop of Jerusalem, and writer of the Epistle of James. The most common Liturgy used in the Orthodox Church today is that of St John Chrysostom, which was written in the 4th century, based on the liturgies that came from the early Apostles.The purpose of worship in the Orthodox Church is not to be entertained or even to “feel good,” but to be sanctified. We experience God with our senses in the church.
Orthodox worship may be different than anything you may have experienced in the past, so we recommend letting one of the ushers know that you are visiting for the first time. They will seat you with someone who can help guide you through the service.
Come and see what makes Orthodox Christianity uniquely mystical, spiritual, and sanctifying!