Friday, March 27, 2009

The Divine Liturgy

When we step through the doors of the church, our Lord is serving us. Heaven and earth come together. We worship with all the host of heaven. Worship today is seen by many to be about the worshipper. Worship is exclusively about praising God. Sadly, that form of worship is misleading and incomplete. The icon above helps us understand what goes in the Divine Liturgy. God is giving us His gifts of forgiveness, life and salvation. We join with the invisible church in faith, song and praise. Worship should never be cute and cuddly, but full of reverence and respect. May our understanding of worship continue to grow as we realize what is going on in the Divine Liturgy!