A Test On Orthodox Worship

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  • 1. 
    Which of this list are CONCEPTS that are commonly found in modern evangelical worship, though they may be called by different names or done differently? (choose as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Scripture reading

    • B. 

      Confession of sins

    • C. 

      Exaltation of Christ

    • D. 

      Celebrating the Lord's Table

    • E. 

      Chatting with visitors and making them feel comfortable

    • F. 

      Public prayer, both spoken and sung

  • 2. 
    What in orthodox worship is significantly different from the experience in most American evangelical churches? (choose as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Use of icons, providing visual reminders of the great cloud of witnesses whom we are joining

    • B. 

      Use of incense, being a physical reminder of the overwhelming presence of God

    • C. 

      Broad-ranging prayer, beginning with prayers for the church around the world and governments, and ending with prayers for those currently in the process of repenting

    • D. 

      Placing a wall or fence between the people and the altar, that the mystery of the body and blood of Christ is kept hidden from all but a few eyewitnesses

    • E. 

      The worship leader (bishop, deacon, priest) faces forward with his back to the people through almost the entire assembly, because he is representing them to God rather than speaking to people

    • F. 

      Congregational singing and prayer, joining with the worship around the eternal throne

    • G. 

      A proclaimed message delivered with authority, teaching and applying the principles of Scripture to those in attendance

  • 3. 
    It would be fair to say that the emotional focus of most evangelical assemblies is preaching, with music second. It would be equally fair to say that the emotional focus of orthodox worship is prayer and the Table.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Just as with the Roman Catholic church, so in Eastern Orthodox churches, there have been several attempts to reform the church from within, in the end splitting the church with many Protestant Reformation groups splintering off.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Orthodox worship is ancient Christian worship, but it is not Primitive. In other words, it seems to have frozen the worship culture of the years 200-400, but not the very first generation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The earliest followers of Christ seem to have had no great reaction against use of images and icons, which date back to synagogues before the time of Christ and into the earliest of house churches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Evangelicals in general have a much better grasp of historical worship practices of the New Testament church than do Orthodox churches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Orthodox worship does not change; indeed, it cannot, because there is no authority to override the ecumenical councils.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The concept of art and complex beauty is laced throughout Orthodox worship, largely because of emphasis on the royal nature of Christ.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Orthodox worship spends very little time in chatting with newcomers or self-consciously explaining details to make the unchurched comfortable, because the assembly is for God, not for pre-believers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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