In this episode of Fr.TEDTalks, Fr. Ted explores the question of why many may perceive the Church as being boring or non-participatory. There is a tendency to compare Orthodox worship with other, Western, Protestant worship services. Fr. Ted explains the essential differences between the two approaches to spiritual life.
Hi, everybody. I’m Fr. Ted from Fr.TEDTalks, and today we will be discussing participating in the Liturgy.
Fr. Ted, I have attended church services in non-Orthodox parishes. Their services are participatory, gleeful, and full of song and experience, even hand-shaking and welcoming those around you. I felt more in touch with the spiritual experience and connection at these churches. Why isn’t the Orthodox Church more participatory?…