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John Chrysostom

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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 35 , Dec 12, 2012
      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

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      Christ is Risen! + Indeed, He is Risen! Just as at that time God took the rib of Adam and formed a woman, so Christ gave us blood and water from his side and
      Message 35 of 35 , Jun 1, 2016
        Christ is Risen! + Indeed, He is Risen!

        Just as at that time God took the rib of Adam and formed a woman, so Christ gave us blood and water from his side and formed the Church. Just as then He took the rib from Adam when he was in a deep sleep, so now He gave us blood and water after His death, first the water then the blood. But was then a deep slumber is now death, so that you may know that this death is henceforth sleep.

        John Chrysostom, Baptismal Instructions

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