O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Reverence We Give the Eucharist

For us on the Gregorian Calendar, today is Great and Holy Thursday. But on the Julian calendar, it is still early in Great Lent this year. This is the Entrance at Presanctified Liturgy recently at the Cathedral of the Holy Savior in Moscow (Moscow's main cathedral) served by the Patriarch of Moscow. The discos with the Divine Mysteries is borne in with great solemnity: two ripidia (fans) and three censers-not to mention the prostrations. The chalice, as it contains only blessed wine, gets no fanfare. From 6:49 until 11:03:


This is the great reverence the Eucharist deserves.