Friday, May 19, 2006

Bishop Hilarion on Liturgy

"All of our liturgical hymns are instructive, profound and sublime. They contain the whole of our theology and moral teaching, give us Christian consolation and instill in us a fear of the Judgment. He who listens to them attentively has no need of other books on the Faith." - St. Theophan the Recluse

In an address to the Kiev Theological Academy several years ago, Bishop Hilarion of Vienna explored the way that worship in the Orthodox Church forms us in the Orthodox life. His remarks are lengthy, but well worth pondering.

The address may be found here.

The photo comes from a news report posted on Directions to Orthodoxy