The Church received Her liturgical practices from God. This divinely revealed correct way of worshiping and glorifying the One True God, was preserved by the people of God.
There is only one way to worship God? And that would be in the Byzantine style liturgy?
One wonders how this theory fits with WR.
Jews are a sect of rebels, who formed their unlawful breakaway faction, or sect, to continue their rebellion against God, it can be said they are one of the first protestant splinter groups, in the history of the One True Religion where God is correctly worshipped and glorifyed.
This is sheer historic nonsense. The Jews were the Chosen People of the Old Testament. They did not 'break away' from anything. Peter has correctly pointed out that Christianity could be viewed in the same way as a faction or sect that left.
Some traditions in the Church were revealed before the incarnation, and others were revealed during the incarnation, and afterwards, but they were all revealed by the One True God, and they were handed down to us by His servants, who preserved them, and not by His enemies, the jews who corrupted and distorted them.
Can you please give some examples of what you think these "traditions" are and how they were "corrupted"? If you are making an accusation, it is helpful to know some specifics. How much have you really studied Jewish religious practices?
David received divine revelation, the psaloms are the core of many Orthodox prayers and liturgical services.
The Psalms are also poems that were composed/written by Human Beings. Or are you claiming that God dictated them verbatim?
Now concerning synagogues, there are very similar to Roman Catholic modern temples, and the modern modifications of ancient catholic temples of Novus Ordo. (Some Roman Catholic Temples preserve the Orthodox Architecture).
Again, do you have examples and have you been a student of architecture? Are you saying that there is one kind of particularly "sacred" building method?
The synagogues like modern Roman Catholic Temples are a large hall for prayer, where people sit in front of the officiating elders (rabbim, cohanim, priests, bishops, etc.). The halls of prayers are patterned like a concert hall, a theatre, or an auditorium, and the officiants perform their services in a sort of stage, where a bima or altar is placed. Some have separate buildings or rooms, for religious studies, meetings, and other religious activities.
The same could be said of some EO churches that I have been in.
A synagogue can be any building, it does not have a specific architecture, and it doesn't have to have a specific orientation, for jews, it's just a place where they gather to pray. What's important for the jews is that there are 7 officiants to conduct a religious service, and a minimum of 10 assistants, for a prayer service.
of 10 adult males is what is needed ideally for a worship service. They are not "assistants". Where did you get the requirement for "7 officiants", please. From what I know there is often a Rabbi and a Cantor. Are you trying to say that the numbers 7 and 10 are somehow significant or of special meaning?
What is important in the synagogues is the place of the Aron k'desh. Everyone has to face the Aron, so they put it in a place, in order to make everyone face the Kotel, in Jerusalem. The Aron K'desh is where the scrolls of the Torah (jewish version of the old testament) are kept.
You wrote just above "and it doesn't have to have a specific orientation" and here you write that it *does* have an orientation so that people face Jerusalem. This is a contradiction.
The only division in a jewish synagogue is the m'kitzah, and it only divides men and women's seating areas.
That's "mechitzah", it's a curtain and not all synagogues have them. Some EO churches have a "division" in that females and males are in different areas. From the way you wrote above it read like you were saying that the raised platform/stage was a "division". Why do you think this particular point is "important" please?
There is a lamp that is always lit in the synagogues, it's a simple lamp. The full menorrah, (7 arms chandelier) if lit only in special services, and it's never placed on the Bima, it's placed somewhere else in the prayer hall. The full menorrah is used mostly at homes.
The jewish services, as well as the Roman Catholic Novus Ordo masses are just the reciting of prayers, some singing, silent prayers, the reading of the Scripture, and officiants face the congregation. There are specific rituals corresponding to each group, of course, but the Roman Catholic Novus Ordo services are very jewish in spirit.
Since Peter has already remarked on this, I hope that my comments do not cause offense. That description covers some of the EO services that I have attended, with the priest/bishop sometimes facing the congregation and sometimes doing things behind the iconostasis.
I am beginning to wonder just what you mean by "jewish in spirit" beyond something you personally like or that you have decided is somehow "tainted".
I wouldn't be surprised to hear the shofar during some Roman Catholic services (joke), but hey, I've heard the electric guitar, the keyboard, bongos, guitar, cymbals, triangles, and other instruments during Roman Catholic masses, weddings, and other services, so I guess they have enough instruments, and they don't need the shofar.
While the above seems to be in jest, we have it in the Psalms themselves references to praising God with the cymbals and stringed instruments:
"1 It is good to praise the LORD
and make music to your name, O Most High,
2 to proclaim your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
Or in Psalm 150
1 Praise the LORD. [a]
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.
So you may hold the opinion that there's something wrong with using instruments in worship, but by you own statements God gave divine revelation to David to write the Psalms and there it is.
From your comments, I think you haven't been to a jewish religious service, and you don't know.
How many have you been to, where and when? What branch of Judaism was it? Was it a holiday, a Sabbath or a regular work-day prayer service?
Before we talk about something, it's important to know what we're talking about, we are not children anymore, and we can't just say things. Think before you talk, please.
or write. Good advice for all parties it would seem.