FAITHBOOK – ORTHODOXY
The Priest is standing
before the Holy Gate and exclaims: “Let us attend…”
Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos, Greece
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!
From the book:
Fr. Stephan Anagnostopoulos, Experiences During the Divine Liturgy