‘Become All Fire’: The Splendour of Orthodox Spirituality by Father John Garvey

9 martie 2008

My wife and I visited Amsterdam a couple of years ago. Her time was taken up with business, and my days were spent exploring. There was a Catholic church close to our hotel and I wanted to see its interior. The church was unlocked on weekdays for the celebration of Mass during the lunch hour. The Mass itself was very short – no homily, only ten attendees, done in seventeen minutes. Used to much longer Orthodox services, I put this brevity down to a combination of the Catholic tradition of low Mass and the fact that Dutch is a very concise language. Citește restul acestei intrări »


ZILELE POSTULUI MARE

9 martie 2008

În Biserica Ortodoxă se săvârşeşte Vecernia iertării în ziua duminicii alungării din Rai a lui Adam. O perioadă de foarte intensă viaţă liturgică urmează pentru următoarele 7 săptămâni care pregătesc praznicul Învierii Domnului: un timp de înfrânare, împăcare şi relansare a curselor duhovniceşti abandonate peste an. Citește restul acestei intrări »