St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

Order in the Church

by Fr. Rodney Torbic


1. An order exists in the Orthodox way of life. We are to bring our lives into conformity with that order.

2. The liturgical year has a certain order to be followed.

3. Order is present in the feast days of the year.

4. Order exists in the commemoration of saints during the year.

5. Order exists in the scheduling of fasts and fast days during the year.

6. Order exists in the consideration of the days of the week.

7. Order exists in the cycle of services each day.

8. Order exists in the Holy Sacraments.

9. Order exists in the arrangement of the Holy Icons and the structure of the Church building.

10. Order exists in the offices of the Church.

11. Order exists in the content of the services of the Church.

12. Order exists in the Holy Scriptures.

13. Order exists in the processions of the Church.

14. Order exists in the creation of human beings and the universe.

15. The order that exists takes us to God and reflects the presence of God.

16. Order is not rigidity.The love for God and God's love is to permeate all that we do.


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