Fr. Philip LeMasters, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Religion at McMurry University, explains that St. Basil's Anaphora calls us to live out practically what we enact liturgically in response to the needs of the human beings whom we encounter every day.
During the season of Great Lent, when we serve the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great on Sundays, I’m always struck by how beautifully the anaphora portrays the compassion and mercy of God for us weak and corrupt human beings. At the very heart of our eucharistic celebration, our remembrance and participation in the love of the Father who sent the Son, of the Son who offered himself to deliver us from death, and of the Holy Spirit in whom we personally become…