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Live Divine Liturgies!

Posted by Bobby · Monday, February 10, 2014

Plans are finally underway to provide a weekly live audio stream of the Divine Liturgy. We have long wanted to provide this service for shut-ins and others who simply cannot attend church on a weekly basis, and now it looks like it is finally becoming a reality. For now we will broadcast services from a single parish, but we eventually want to feature liturgies from three different churches, one each from the OCA, Greek, and Antiochian archdioceses. We would stream from these parishes on a rotating basis and on a separate channel from our talk and music stations.

Obviously, this is a somewhat complicated endeavor, requiring a lot of technical setup and coordination, so it may be a while before we expand in this fashion—and even longer before we work out all of the kinks. Check back here often for further announcements, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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  1. Use the OCa one from Elwood City.

  2. Hi Mr Maddex How wonderful! I am disabled and cannot make it to all liturgies. I can only hope that listening to a real Divine Liturgy taking place would communicate God's Grace to my soul. Thank you. David

  3. Dear Bobby: Thank you to the AFR team for working to make the live Divine Liturgy resource available. I fully support this initiative. I am a Pentecostal chaplain by profession and volunteer with the pastoral team of an Anglican parish. I am a long time AFR listener. AFR has helped me in my exploration of the richness of Orthodoxy. Sometimes I will hear a recorded Divine Liturgy segment on AFR. I love the rhythmic sound of the censor chains rattling as the priest processes with the incense. It transports me in my mind as if I was actually there participating in worship. Thank you for the wonderful ministry of AFR. It is a spiritual life line for me. Warm regards, Shane Flanagan Langley, BC Canada

  4. This would be a wonderful development as I have only attended one Orthodox service ever. My own church involvement makes it difficult to miss a Sunday (choir member and treasurer). There are a few Sundays where I can "come and see". I am a listener to a performed version of the St. John Chrysostom liturgy. It would be a blessing to see the liturgy in action done by clergy. There other web opportunities to see live liturgies which I have viewed. The ability to view an genuine liturgy (whether live or recorded) has benefits for a variety of reasons. Thank you!

  5. Will this be available as a podcast for those in different time zones as well?

  6. So glad you all like this idea! Yes, I think we will make it a podcast as well. And believe me, we definitely have the OCA parish in Elwood City on our radar screen, though we'll probably start with a local parish this first time out.

  7. I was just informed that the Elwood City service we are looking at is the monastery there and not the OCA parish. Sorry about that!

  8. This is such wonderful news! We live in a fairly remote area and the Orthodox community is small and geographically spread out. Liturgies are once or twice a month, so AFR is a MAJOR resource for many of us. Obviously, because of the time difference, a podcast would be most welcome! We are looking forward to this immensely. Thank you so much for all the amazing work you are all doing at AFR and AF Publishing. God bless you!