In Church

by Scott D. Hendricks

When you hear the sacred chanting in the church, especially on holy days, grace acts within you and causes spiritual joy and sweetness.

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In the church we hear divine words, spiritual songs, angelic and heavenly melodies, which gladden the heart and make it contrite.

~ St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite

Constantine Cavarnos, Modern Orthodox Saints vol. 3: St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite (Belmont: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 1974), 127.