Visit to the Syrian Orthodox Church in Stockholm
2Tim 2:22 …follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Sunday was a special day. With a group of students from the Theological Seminary "Word of Life", we went to Stockholm to visit the Syrian Orthodox Church. It was a friendly visit for fellowship, to get acquainted with history, culture and the doctrines of the Syrian Orthodox Church.
Syrian Orthodox Church in Stockholm belong to the Patriarchate of Antioch, and I've noticed it differs from the Russian Orthodox Church in many ways.
First of all, the decoration of the Church. Everything is much easier. Secondly, the Church has the benches, and during the liturgy all believers sitting down and standing up.
Thirdly, what inspired me most, this is the sermon, in which Bishop called Orthodox believers develop their prayer life, without which it is impossible to know God, and the Holiness without which no one will see God.