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Simple yet profound!,
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This review is from: Journey to the Kingdom: An Insider's Look at the Liturgy and Beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church (Paperback)
Father Vassilios' short introduction to the Liturgy is in fact a deeper insight into the worship, practices and beliefs of the Orthodox Church as a whole. It is written in a simple, approachable style much like a conversation, yet explains complex theological ideas in a clear and intelligible way without dumbing them down.
It serves as a reminder to the Orthodox Christian of the real depth of meaning and mystery of the Liturgy while at the same time serving as a guide book or map for the non-Orthodox inquirer who may have stumbled across the Orthodox Liturgy and wondered what it is all about.
The book is beautifully laid out and there are little information boxes throughout containing vital tidbits of theological and historical knowledge. This is somewhat lost in the electronic version- where the pagination is not set and these boxes sometimes break the flow- where they don't in the original book version. I still thoroughly recommend this book and if you buy a physical copy you won't regret having such a classic and useful book taking up space on your shelves.
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