Friday, April 16, 2010

The Glory of the Priesthood

The work of the priesthood is done on earth, but it is ranked among heavenly ordinances. And this is only right, for no man, no angel, no archangel, no other created power, but the Paraclete Himself ordained this succession, and persuaded men, while still remaining in the flesh to represent the ministry of angels. The priest, therefore, must be pure as is he were standing in heaven itself, in the midst of those powers.

St John Chrysostom, Six Books On the Priesthood, St Vladimir's Seminary Press, New York, 1996, page 70

Were to the Lord that I obtained even to a miniscule level of othe perfection and purity of which the Golden-tounged speaks. Please pray for you unworthy servant.

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