|Why can't we have multiple chalices at every Liturgy?|
Dear Fr. Chris, why can’t we have multiple chalices at every Liturgy?
As we do not have more than one ordained clergy at our parish, we are limited to one chalice. In order for there to be more clergy, and thus administer the Holy Eucharist to the Faithful more expediently, we need to encourage our people to consider serving God through the Holy Orders.
How do we encourage people to pursue Holy Orders? Talk about ordination with our younger generations. Let them see that we treat our clergy with love. If older, consider a second career serving the Church. Begin reading more about the Holy Orthodox Faith. This is a great way to see if God is calling one to greater service in the Church.