How the Church acts upon us

The Church, through the church and Divine service, acts upon the entire man, educates him wholly; acts upon his sight, hearing, smelling, feeling, taste, imagination, mind, and will, by the splendour of the icons and of the whole church, by the ringing of bells, by the singing of the choir, by the fragrance of the incense, the kissing of the Gospel, of the cross and the holy icons, by the prosphoras, the singing, and sweet sound of the readings of the Scriptures.

Based on St. John of Kronstadt

In this photo, a deacon read the Holy Gospel in the Chapel of St. Josef the Hesychast, Vatopaidi Monastery.

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