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COVID-19 Community Updates


 • All church services are cancelled, until further notice from the bishop.

 • A letter from the bishop can be read here.

 • If you have any questions regarding these directives, please call Father Nicolaie.




St. Silouan of Athos Chapel

We are an Apostolate of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, “Mother Church of Christ’s poor,” under the Omophorion of Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa (ACROD).




The liturgy before the Liturgy


“The journey toward the world is not simply the result of the Eucharist; it is also the pre-condition for it. In other words, we do not need only a ‘liturgy after the Liturgy’ but also a ‘liturgy before the Liturgy.’

The ‘liturgy before the Liturgy’ is the sacrament of love.

If solidarity, the journey towards the Other, and inviting the Other into the Kingdom, are not conditions and constitutive elements of the Liturgy, then the Liturgy risks lapsing into the sheer ritualism, meaning a conviction that the performance of rites and cults without further conditions automatically produces salvific results.”

— Athanasios N. Papathanasiou




 

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