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Rituals and Worship

Sacred Time

Eastern Orthodox Christians worship daily, weekly, and at special times throughout the year, using traditional liturgies.

Sacred Space

Eastern Orthodox Christians worship in buildings filled with symbolic design and decoration.

Rites and Ceremonies

Eastern Orthodox sacramental rituals are highly structured and symbolic, emphasizing tradition and unity.

Worship and Devotion in Daily Life

Eastern Orthodox Christians pray at regular intervals throughout the day in the monasteries and cathedrals, and additional prayers are offered in the home


The central symbol in Eastern Orthodoxy is the icon, an image that signifies heaven on earth.