The greater the love

Again and Again

proskome (800x688)Yesterday was the Feast Day of the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Theotokos. At the Divine Liturgy, as I was preparing the Gifts, words from the Proskomedia that I routinely say struck me as if hearing them for the first time. Covering the diskos, chalice and then both with the large cover the priest says, among other things: “Cover us with the shelter of Thy wings….Give peace to our lives…”. Words I say every Sunday, every Feast Day, every liturgy I serve but they caught my eye yesterday. Sometimes we can make our lives more complicated than they need to be. Our thoughts are filled with the drama of our lives. We worry, we have anxiety, we dwell on things. All the while right before our eyes is the liturgy, our prayer to God that He “give peace to our lives.”

Archimandrite Sophrony wrote about the Mother of God:…

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About Joel

Joel is a 32 year old currently residing in the southeastern United States. His interests lay in philosophy and theology. He is a writer for The Christian Watershed.

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