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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
A Closed Book
Internal Worship
External Worship
Pray Unceasingly
Every Home a Church
The Tabernacle of the Testimony
The Temple of Solomon
Hagia Sophia—The Church of the Holy Wisdom of God
During the Years of Slavery
The Churches Today
Church Bells
The Cross
Guest House (Hospice)
The Library
The Community Center
The Baptistery
The Cemetery
The Narthex
A Place Set Apart for Women
The Pulpit
The Bishop’s Throne
The Sanctuary
Votive Offerings (Tamata)
Sacred Articles
The Cassock
Custodian (Sacristan)
The Reader
The Parish Council
The Laity
Sacred Services
Matins (Orthros)
The Doxology

Item Number: BKC730
Publication Data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2015
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 232
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.3 cm × 13.9 cm × 1.4 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978‒1‒884729‒01‒0

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