SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS OUR LIFE IN THE LITURGY, AND BE MY PRIEST BY A MONK OF THE EASTERN CHURCH
Serve the Lord with Gladness brings together two related meditations on liturgical and priestly service. The first meditation "Our Life in the Liturgy" consists of a simple yet beautiful explanation of the Divine Liturgy. It leads the reader step by step through the unfolding Eucharistic mystery, providing a profound spiritual vision of this most significant aspect of the Church`s service to the Lord. The second mediation, entitled "Be My Priest," focuses upon the spiritual nature necessary for those called to the priestly ministry. Both evangelical and Eucharistic in its emphasis, the work proclaims that all priesthood finds its sources and fulfillments in the person of Jesus Christ.
These two meditations will be read and reread by anyone, whether lay or ordained, who is concerned with ministry in the church. The texts fill a very real need for a popular and highly accessible, yet deeply theological presentation of the most important features of both Eucharist and priesthood. Beautifully written and simply expressed, these mediations are theology at its best — the fruit of "one who prays."