God’s action in creation and creation’s role in our journey towards God culminate in the… gifts of bread and wine which are brought forth to be consecrated to become the Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In the Eucharist, man, as the priest of creation, offers creation back to the Creator and then receives it back sanctified and transformed into the very God to Whom it was offered.
In these photos, a moment from the Divine Liturgy of St. James, the ‘Brother’ of the Lord, which is held in the middle of Vatopaidi’s Katholikon by the Abbot, Ephraim.
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