Liturgy of St James – Full Photo Report and Text

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 this photo, a moment from the Divine Leiturgy of St. James, the ‘Brother’ of Lord which is held in the middle of the Vatopaidi’s Katholikon by the Abbot Ephraim.

You can download the full text of this liturgy in English, Greek and Romanian.