Orthodox House of Worship: Informative and Interpretive Homilies on Liturgical Themes: This book is dedicated to the founders of the holy Orthodox churches, those who attend them regularly, and those who love the beauty of God’s house.
Augoustinos N. Kantiotes, Bishop of Florina, Greece Translation and Foreword by Asterios Gerostergios
“This volume, Orthodox House of Worship[...]is addressed not only to the educated clergy and laity but also to all who are interested in the Orthodox Church. For those who want to know more about Orthodoxy, these homilies are not scholarly, liturgical treatises, rather they are designed to inform and instruct the reader in the basic elements of Orthodox worship. They are written and styled simply yet very vividly for all to understand and find spiritual pleasure in.” —“TRANSLATOR’S FOREWORD”
Translator’s Foreword Preface A Closed Book God Internal Worship External Worship Pray Unceasingly Every Home a Church The Tabernacle of the Testimony The Temple of Solomon Catacombs Hagia Sophia—The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God During the Years of Slavery The Churches Today Church Bells Icons Candles Incense The Cross Guest House (Hospice) The Library The Community Center The Baptistery Flowers The Cemetery The Narthex A Place Set Apart for Women The Pulpit The Bishop’s Throne The Sanctuary Votive Offerings (Tamata) Sacred Articles Banners The Cassock Vestments Custodian (Sacristan) Gatekeepers The Reader Chanters Deacons Priests Bishops The Parish Council The Laity Holidays Sunday Sacred Services Matins (Orthros) Vespers The Doxology Index
Item Number: BKC382 Publication data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2002 Format: softcover Number of pages: 232 Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.6 cm × 14.0 cm × 1.8 cm Additional information: black-and-white illustrations ISBN: 1‒884729‒01‒0