Wednesday, September 13, 2006St. John Chrysostom
"The Golden Mouthed" saint was well known for his homilies that caused many people, even bishops, to try to silence him. He critisized the rich who didn't share their wealth and argued for fidelity in marriages. The following quote of St. John's, should lead well into a thought I've written about the Holy Mass... to be posted soon.
When you are before the altar where Christ reposes, you ought no longer to think that you are amongst men; but believe that here are troops of angels and archangels standing by you, and trembling with respect before the sovereign Master of Heaven and earth. Therefore, when you are in church, be there in silence, fear, and veneration.