At the approach of the great festivals you must be especially watchful

At the approach of the great feasts, you must be especially watchful over yourself. The enemy endeavors beforehand to chill the heart towards the theme of the event that is going to be celebrated, so that the Christian should not honor it with the heartfelt consideration of its reality.

This happens because of all the afflictions that burden the human race there is not one, whether spiritual or bodily, that cannot be healed by God’s Grace, within the feasts, relics, Holy Scriptures and hearts of the holy men.

Based on Saint John of Kronstadt, Saint John Chrysostom

A moment from the great entrance during the Divine Liturgy