Sunday Prayers – 8 August, 2021

Sunday Prayers will be live-streamed to YouTube. The service will begin at 9:30 am, following about ten minutes of prelude music. It will be available at the same link to watch later, as well.

The order of service is available here.

Here’s what Sundays and Seasons writes about this week’s readings.

Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism. We live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. The whole purpose of life is giving yourself for the other.

The image above is a picture of the Artoklasia–the breaking of bread service–from the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. It is used under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
Artoklasia, or Breaking of Bread service, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 5, 2021]. Original source:–Artoklasia_during_Feast_of_the_Dormition_of_the_Virgin_Mary.JPG.