Apr 27, 2023
A homily of our holy father Abba John Chrysostom. May his holy blessings be with us. Amen.
I want to remind you with what I repeatedly reiterated concerning our communion with the Holy sacraments which is of Christ.
I see you in a state of extreme looseness, permissiveness,
and an alarming audacity and lamentable recklessness.
I weep over my condition and ask myself; Do these people really know for whom do they stand?
Or do these people realize the power of this sacrament?
At this thought I become angry reluctantly.
If I could go away, I would have left your community out of distraughtness.
If I scold one of you, he disregards my words and resents the reprimand as if I were unfair to him.
I am amazed that you do not get angry at those who violate you and plunder your possessions
as much as you are angry at me;
I who am keen over your salvation.
I dread the thought that God's wrath may be inflicted upon you because of your disregard of this great sacrament.
Do you really know who is He you want to partake of?
This is the Holy Body of God the Word, and His blood that He offered for our salvation.
Anyone who partakes in it undeservingly will suffer abominable punishment;
as was the case with Judas who betrayed God
when he had communion with Him without being worthy.
We conclude the homily of our holy father Abba John Chrysostom who enlightened
our minds and our hearts.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.