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  • Mark Sedrak
    The priest is standing before the Holy Gate and exclaims: ‘Let us attend ...’, many times in fact. However, this entreaty is the voice of the Church but
    Message 1 of 20 , Dec 12, 2012
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      The priest is standing before the Holy Gate and exclaims: ‘Let us attend ...’,
      many times in fact. However, this entreaty is the voice of the Church but most
      people do not pay attention to it...‘Let us attend...’, ‘let us attend...’, and
      no one attends.


      Many say: We will hear the same things again... again and again.

      Others again say: We do not understand anything they say...
      How dare you say that whatever it is they read it is always the same, for you
      know neither the names of the Prophets, nor the names of the Apostles, nor the
      names of the Evangelists?

      And again, how do you dare say that you do not understand
      the sacred texts of the Readings during the Diving Liturgy,
      when you do not study them at home at all? . . .

      In order for us not to be ‘judged’, let us attend! Let us attend! Let us be
      attentive!
      ~ St. John Chrysostom

      Protopresbyter Stephanos K Anagnostopoulos, Experiences During the Divine
      Liturgy
      http://orthodoxbookstore.ecrater.com/p/9775835/experiences-during-the-divine-liturgy
    • Mark Sedrak
      Christ is Risen! + Truly He is Risen! Adorn your face, therefore, with modesty, piety, almsgiving, benevolence, love, kindliness towards your husband,
      Message 2 of 20 , Jun 3, 2013
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        Christ is Risen! + Truly He is Risen!

        Adorn your face, therefore, with modesty, piety, almsgiving, benevolence, love,
        kindliness towards your husband, reasonableness, mildness, and forbearance.
        These are the pigments of virtue; by these you draw not men but angels to you as
        your lovers; for these you have God Himself to praise you. When God shall
        approve of you, He will win over your husband to you in every way; for if wisdom
        illumines the face of man, much more does virtue make the face of a woman shine
        forth.


        John Chrysostom, Baptismal Instructions, The True Adornment of Women
        http://orthodoxbookstore.ecrater.com/p/2358746/baptismal-instruction-john-chrysostom
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