Every year around this time I encourage those of you in my world wide readership that have never been to an Orthodox Church or visited an Orthodox worship service to GO. This year we have the especial privilege and blessing to not have much on our schedule as most are quarantined. I hereby encourage you then to live stream the Holy Week services in very own living room!
Starting today and continuing throughout next week until Pascha (Orthodox Easter) and beyond will be served throughout the world the most sublimely beautiful and divinely inspired worship you have ever seen, heard, felt, smelled or touched, except this year the feeling, smelling and touching will be left to only a few (those few who are left to serve what is being live streamed).
Here are links to a few of our favorite churches live-streaming along with their service schedule:
- St. Mary Orthodox Church, Cambridge, MA (Byzantine style; mostly English language): Service Live Stream; Service Schedule
- Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church, Roslindale, MA (Russian style, All Slavonic language): Service Live Stream; Service Schedule
- St. George Cathedral, Worcester, MA (Byzantine Style, mostly English language): Service Live Stream; Service Schedule
- St. Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan, PA (Russian Style, mostly English language): Service Live Stream; Service Schedule
So turn off that never-ending stream of sex, passion and violence and turn your entertainment center into a shrine dedicated to Almighty God. Disneyland is closed, and Paradise is opened! Long live the Church of Jesus Christ against which the gates of hell cannot stand!