Towards a mission as continuous liturgy in the world but not of the world
They seek deaden their moments of boredom and disgust by means of such palliatives as drugs, alcohol and sex which, though they may bring moments of forgetfulness, in long run are destructive and destroy their nervous system. These secular and destructive elements become more and more present in the life of the people, especially teenagers of this post-modern society. For this reason I consider ne[...]DOWNLOAD REFERAT
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And in this sense each of us is responsible for what he does and also for the other's salvation. And this mission is not at all simple. Somebody compared the mission that the Christians have today with the mission of martyrs from the first centuries. Today we are not any more supposed to die for our faith (although in some part of the world still exist places where Christians are killed); today we are asked to die for our brothers and sisters who need our help. But to die in the sense that we have to do or best for their salvation, to do our best for they could feel the love of God. Because this is the moment and the fact that converts people: the love, our love. And this is also a form of martyria.
I. The double movement in the Liturgy.
The Liturgy was and is the "climax of the Church's life" . For the Orthodox the Liturgy is the very central point of their existence. They are, or they should be, in this way liturgical beings.
When we speak about Liturgy can find, or identify a double movement in the Liturgy. On the one hand, the assembling of the people of God to perform the memorial of the death and resurrection of our Lord "until He comes again". It also manifests and realizes the process by which "the cosmos is becoming ecclesia".
Therefore the preparation for Liturgy takes place not only at the personal spiritual level, but also at the level of human historical and natural realities. In preparing for Liturgy, the Christian starts a spiritual journey which affects everything in his life: family, properties, authority, position, and social relations. It re-orientates the direction of his entire human existence towards its sanctification by the Holy Spirit. « mai multe referate din Engleza