Hello everybody, I had a question on reverences and prostrations.
What are the rubrics for performing metanies and prostrations for vespers and the Divine Liturgy (both on Sunday and the weekdays) according to Antiochian practice ??
Antiochian practice is to make it up as you go along. Seriously, there is no standard practice. Some churches follow more the Greek way, others, the Slavic, others still, combine both. It's a hodgepodge. Just do what everyone else is doing and then don't not do it (that's not a typo).
That is not true. There are standard Antiochian practices that are given in the rubrics of the Liturgikon and on the Archdiocesan web site section called "Online Liturgical Guide." The directions for the Prescantified Divine Liturgy are given in the Presanctified Divine Liturgy book published by the Archdiocese. For example, we do prostrations at the end of each of the three sections of the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian during Great Lent. We also do prostrations after the first two troparia at the end of Lenten Vespers. As far as I know these all Orthodox do these prostrations.
Antiochian practice is basically Greek practice, although I was once told by a Greek Orthodox Metropolitan that I serve more like a Priest in Greece than like a Priest of the North American Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.
One does not do prostrations or kneel during the Sunday morning Divine Liturgy, because Sunday is always a celebration of the Resurrection even during Great Lent.
Fr. John W. Morris