Thought of the week

 

                                                                                THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

 

Church attendance in the West today is not hit by persecution, but by seduction. The sword of the Ottoman janissary has been replaced by the lure of the shopping mall. The fear of starving to death has been replaced with the comfort of bacon and eggs for breakfast. The threat of arrest by centurions – the threat that led to the liturgical command to bar “the doors, the doors” before the recitation of the Creed – this threat has been replace by the missed email or missed sleep. (Fr. Geoffrey Korz, Orthodox Priest, Ontario, Canada) 

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