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Sermons on Worship

Borrowed

Every week, in preparation for my sermon, I read and listen to other people’s podcasts, sermons, and commentaries for inspiration. This is an important thing for me as a pastor to do, because if I am not myself reading and reflecting on God’s word every week, why would I expect you to.  Doing my preparation…

Hymn #4: Kreesdos Ee Mej

 1) How It Looks We begin singing Kristos I Mej after the the second and most important of the two processions in the Divine Liturgy.  The Word of God, the Gospel, has already come to the altar.  Now God has come himself, via the chalice of bread and wine-graced to be His precious body and…

Hymn #3: Marmeen Deroonagan

1) How It Looks Our third hymn “Marmeen Deroonagan-Body of the Lord” signals the major transition of the Badarak from the liturgy of God’s word to the liturgy of the Eucharist. In the last hymn we said that the Divine Liturgy has two processions (like parades) that make it like a two act play.  The Word of God, the…

Hymn #2: Soorp Asdvadz

1) How It Looks We begin singing Soorp Asdvadz, the ancient hymn of the “Three Holies”  immediately after the deacon raises the Gospel book and says “Proschume/Be Attentive.” We have two processions (like parades) in the Divine Liturgy, celebrating the two things we hold most sacred.  In this first procession, we parade the Word of God-the…