Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter Homily



"Come you all: enter into the joy of your Lord. You the first and you the last, receive alike your reward; you rich and you poor, dance together; you sober and you weaklings, celebrate the day; you who have kept the fast and you who have not, rejoice today. The table is richly loaded: enjoy its royal banquet. The calf is a fatted one: let no one go away hungry. All of you enjoy the banquet of faith; all of you receive the riches of his goodness. Let no one grieve over his poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed; let no one weep over his sins, for pardon has shone from the grave; let no one fear death, for the death of our Saviour has set us free."       

~ St. John Chrysostom

5 comments:

elizabeth said...

Christ is Risen! blessed Easter to you; I love this homily; it is ready every Pascha...

love the picture of your table! Blessings on your bright Easter season!

Laura Taylor said...

Your art (heart) inspires me.

A Circle of Quiet said...

Laur, have you read the entire homily? It is fabulous. You can find it here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_Homily

Miss you,
Di

Elizabeth, one of these years I long to be a part of the whole Holy Week liturgy at our local Russian church. Maybe next year, Lord willing. Blessed Holy Week to you.

Di

The Prude said...

Isn't it a delight to know the life of a Christian is one of joy and feasting and abundance and peace, not judgement and denial and stinginess and shame?

A Circle of Quiet said...

Anita, I sure wish I had learned that earlier in my Christian life (esp. earlier in my Christian PARENTING life.)

Joy! Feasting! Abundance! Peace! Now that is worth talking about.

Di