The Divine Liturgy of the Holy Orthodox Church is the sacred rite by which the
church as the "assembly of God" celebrates the mystery of the Eucharist.
This title for the Eucharist is derived from two Greek words "theia" and
"leitourgia". The word "theia" means pertaining to God, therefore divine.
The word "leitourgia comes from two words — "leitos" which means the people,
and "ergon" which means work. That is the work of the people or a public
service act or function. Dr Luke Cooper active parishioner of Saint Sophia
Cathedral has compiled materials from the writings of the late theologian
Alexander Schmemann of ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE GREEK LITURGY with
in-depth commentary and explanation. Study this material and you will
appreciate the JOY OF THE ASSEMBLY ...THE EUCHARIST.