- 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 understandthe 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 ChrysostomProtopresbyter Stephanos K Anagnostopoulos,Experiences During the Divine Liturgy______________________________
- 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______________________________