We are Ancient and Liturgical

The root of Christianity is Judaism, and the Jewish liturgical life did not come to a screeching halt with the resurrection of Jesus Christ; on the contrary, certain elements have continued to be preserved and practiced in the Orthodox Church from the time of Christ to this very day.

Therefore, you will encounter lamp-stands, burning incense, iconography (inc. Cherubim of old), Priestly vestments, worship articles, and centuries old vocal chant; all of which were used in the Jewish liturgical worship services beginning with Moses and the Tabernacle as directed by God Himself. Here’s a glimpse of the rich symbolism you will encounter at every service:

 


 

 

Levitical Incense

 

Orthodox Incense