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HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THE HOLY LITURGY
Abbot of El Syrian Monastery
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.
Introduction To The English Translation Of
“HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THE HOLY LITURGY”
This book has been translated especially for the benefit of all the children and youth in the lands of immigration.
I believe this book is very important for every deacon and member of the congregation who dearly loves the Lord and earnestly seeks to benefit from every moment spent in
church, so that they may feel comforted by the heavenly joys the church offers and receive spiritual fullness from the ‘meals’ they partake of :-
+ the meal of doctrinal liturgy of the catechumens
+ the meal of spiritual worshipping in the liturgy of believers, or the sacrificial liturgy
+ then the communion of the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord God Emmanuel, which we partake of in a worthily manner and have Christ abiding in us, as the Lord
promised : “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me and I in him” (John 6:56).
May this book be a source of blessing for all who read it, so that they may learn how to benefit from the Divine Liturgy.
Through the intercessions of our mother St. Mary and the prayers of His Holiness our beloved father Pope Shenouda
The grace of the Lord bless us.
Abbot of El Syrian Monastery.