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The Divine Liturgy

Texas Copts Bible Study

Heba Dafashy

on 2 November 2011

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Transcript of The Divine Liturgy

The Divine Liturgy Abouna washes his hands Raising of the
Incense The Censor We begin by reading the agbeya and the psalms.

The psalms are all are prophecies about what we will see in the liturgy And its path around the church "deliver me from blood guiltiness oh God, God of my salvation” Choosing
the Lamb Traditionally the basket is made of hay. This represent the incarnation. Why?
The bread is offered in odd numbers; 3 (Holy Trinity), 5 (old testament sacrifices), 7(burnt sacrifices).
Crosses hands like when Jacob blesses Joseph's kids.
Why made of yeast?
1:55. youtube.--Baptism
3:25-Christ carry the Cross
The Virgin Mary
The path of St. Paul around the world.
The path of the Apostles
Before the Acts, Abouna has gone
around the church 7 times.
7=number of times around
walls of Jericho=our sins. The Creed The prayer to protect from heresies . In the early church, before the reading of the Creed all those that were not in the faith had to leave and be dismissed.
The creed is present in every sacrament because you can’t receive any grace of a sacrament without this proclamation of faith. Here Abouna washes his hands and splatters it on the people. He is basically saying, I am innocent of anyone who takes this body and blood in an unworthy manner. The Prayer of
Reconciliation and a Pure kiss. 2 parts:
1. Reconcile with God
2.We ask for heavenly peace, so we can feel like we're in heaven Seal of the Tomb
3:50, part 6 The Cherubim and Seraphim Why are we lower than angels but are crowned with Glory and Honor? Flapping Wings,
1-5sec, part 5 "The Lord be with you all"
"And also with your Spirit" "Lift up your hearts"
"We have them with the Lord" "Let us give thanks to the Lord" "you who are seated stand" "Holy Holy Holy" heaven and earth are full of Your glory and honor ...He was incarnate and became man.. Luke 18:9-14: Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’
"He ascended into Heaven...He has appointed a day for recompense..."
(7:46, part 7) "According to your mercy Oh Lord" "He Took bread into His Holy Hands" "He broke it"
"He Tasted it" "Worship God in fear and trembling"

....anndddd..... Commeration of Saints "Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” Mark 14:9 Intro to Fraction & Fraction Covers Body with the Blood
"The Holies are for the Holy"

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