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THE FEAST OF FAITH is an English translation by Esther Williams of Archbishop Paul of Finland's pastoral letter of the mid-1980s which describes the major Orthodox Christian church service, the Divine Liturgy, for those new to Orthodoxy. The archbishop has designed a book that can be carried to church and guide the observer. Between explanations of what is going on and what it means, he provides the text of the major prayers sung by the choir so that the observer can keep his bearings. Esther Wi...
Helpful on the meaning of the Eastern Orthodox liturgy, by the archbishop of the Finnish Orthodox Church. It may include some differences from American practice. Some of the pictures show women on one side of the church and men on the other--very old-school. It does discuss some changes that occurred in the liturgy in the first 800 years, and others that some churches have adopted in the last century.
An excellent explanation of the Orthodox faith in understandable & approachable terms.