The athletes of spirituality

When the athletes of spirituality ascend to heaven, all the heavenly powers gather from everywhere to bear careful witness to their past sufferings. As with heroes returning from war with many trophies and victories, they’re greeted with great joy and given a grand reception.

Based on St. John Chrysostom

This photograph shows a moment from the Great Entrance of a festal Divine Liturgy in which priests at Vatopaidi process with holy relics in their hands.