Thursday, September 3, 2015

St. John of Kronstadt on Mount Sinai and the Divine Liturgy

The vision of God to the Prophet Moses in the Burning Bush (source)
"When the Lord descended upon Mount Sinai the Hebrew people were ordered to prepare and cleanse themselves beforehand. In the Divine Liturgy we have an even greater event than God's descent upon Mount Sinai, here before us is the very face of God the Lawgiver. When the Lord appeared to him in the bush on Mount Horeb, Moses was ordered to put off his shoes from his feet: but here God is manifested in a manner far greater than upon Horeb; there was only the type, here is the antitype Himself."
-St. John of Kronstadt, 'My Life in Christ'
Icon of St. John of Kronstadt from Sretensky Monastery (source)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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