The Divine Liturgy, Part 2: The Proskomide
July 28, 2006 Length: 60:24
The Proskomide, or the leavened bread that is offered to God, and the accompanying Proskomide prayers, form the essential first part of the Divine Liturgy, taking place well before the arrival of the parishoners to the scheduled service. In this program we attempt to convey some of the significance of the Proskomide and the preparation required for its use. In the Proskomide, the whole of the Kingdom of God - those on earth and in heaven - is commemorated; the Incarnate Lord, the One Sacrifice, the One Bread, the One Body of Christ.
"It has been a source of great fellowship and instruction. It is also a way to feel connected to my fellow believers. It also brings the beautiful music of the Orthodox Church into my home and reminds me to pray."