This is the Day the Lord Has Made – Reclaiming Sacred Time

Demetrios Tonias

“In Orthodox Christian worship, at the end of morning Matins, just before the Divine Liturgy, the deacon kneels and declares, “Καιρὸς τοῦ ποιῆσαι τῷ κυρίῳ”—”It is time for the Lord to act” (Psalm 119:126). The liturgy then begins with the invocation, “Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.”

The full transcript of Rev. Demetrios Tonias’s talk can be found on p. 6 of the Fall 2016 Sunday Magazine.