Liturgical Services

Questions and Answers about the Orthodox Liturgical services

Trisagion Service

Could you tell me a bit about the funeral service named “Trisagion”—it is being held tonight at a funeral viewing for a lovely girl, now dead from a car wreck.

The actual funeral is tomorrow—so this would not be the...

Royal Doors

I attended a Byzantine Catholic Church for many years.

When the Liturgy started the priest would open all the doors and leave them open until the end of the Liturgy. He was transferred and the new priest would open the...

Attending Services

I’ve attended services at a local Orthodox church a number of times and I always feel awkward in not knowing how much I’m supposed to “do as the Romans do”—to use a very poor figure of speech.

I suspect that I’m the only...