“Instantly, grief was turned to joy.” –Kontakion for the Resurrection by Saint Romanos the Melodist
We bend our knees before the Theotokos, who said to Gabriel, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
We must “commend ourselves and one another and our whole life to Christ our God.” The season of Great Lent offers us many tools to place us on this path.
And suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men."
The 2016 Thanksgiving Encyclical from His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco.
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