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The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers (Hardcover)

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BOOK: Sewn hardcover, two page marker ribbons, gold edges, 380pp., 17x24cm.

The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers by Hieromonk Gregorios, Elder of the Cell of St. John the Theologian, Koutloumousiou Monastery, Mount Athos, is the most important commentary on the Divine Liturgy published in recent memory. Based on the writings of the Holy Fathers of the Church, it draws the reader into "the mystery of God’s love; that it was given because He first loved us; and that from it we obtain the beneficence of becoming participants in Christ and images of His love."

Assiduously referenced, Fr. Gregorios begins by introducing the reader to the history and purpose of this great mystery of the Church. He then leads the reader through the entire service, from its preparation in the Rite of Kairos, through the concluding final dismissal of the faithful. The Divine Liturgy: A Commentary in the Light of the Fathers is a book for both newcomers to the holy Orthodox faith, and for those who wish to acquire a deeper understanding of its theology and symbolism leading to a more profound participation in sacrament of the Divine Eucharist.

NEW EDITION: With the blessing of the author, this new beautifully crafted edition has been enhanced with numerous small changes to the translation of the text. These changes include the replacement of some terminology from Western Christian to Orthodox. For example, Easter has been replaced with Pascha, chasuble with phelonion, etc. The latinized spelling of some names have been updated to reflect their Greek pronunciation. For example, Macarius has been replaced with Makarios, Proclus with Proclos, Eudoxia with Evdoxia, and so on. American spelling conventions have been chosen for this edition, therefore Savior is used instead of Saviour, honor instead of honour, etc. Finally, the book has been completely redesigned with the intention of making it easier to use in catechetical settings with three color printing and other enhancements.

This edition replaces the previously available softcover edition.

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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Published by Scott on Mar 21st 2024

    This book is exquisite, both in content and appearance. The cover is just beautiful, as are the pages, with lovely sacred designs, gold edges, and ribbon markers. Hieromonk Gregorios provides a comprehensive spiritual explanation of the entire Divine Liturgy, and then some. This book is accessible to all and is a must-read for any Eastern Christian who desires a deeper relationship with Our Lord through the study of the liturgy of the Church.

  • 5
    Beautiful commentary

    Published by Anonymous on Feb 12th 2024

    Essential commentary for English speakers on the Divine Liturgy.

  • 5
    Outstanding Resource for Liturgical Formation

    Published by Deacon James Agnew on Jun 27th 2023

    This book is a quality presentation that provides a professional synthesis of historic development, patristic commentary, and devotional material related to the Divine Liturgy. The book itself is of outstanding quality. The cover is imprinted with remarkable detail, the ribbons are a nice touch, and the material is integrated into the format of the liturgy itself. This could be used for academic study, or devotional prayer.

  • 5
    Excellent Quality

    Published by Spencer on Apr 7th 2023

    I am amazed at the quality of this publisher. This is a book that I will be passing on to my grandchildren. It feels amazing in the hands, large font, beautiful layout, and great binding. I am a quarter through this work, and it has helped me understand the Divine Liturgy and will help enrich the time that I participate in it.

  • 5
    The Divine Liturgy Commentary

    Published by Mother Marija Shields on Mar 31st 2023

    A few words must be inadequate to express ALL that this commentary holds. Every Nun in my community has her copy -and it is of inestimable value to those to whom I send a copy. May God reward those to produced such a volume!

  • 5
    The Divine Liturgy

    Published by Zane Scott on Mar 17th 2023

    This book is beautiful inside and out. I love how it explains the details of Liturgy in a way that I can understand. Thank you Newrome Press! Keep up the good work!

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