A child once wrote a message to the Lord saying:
Can you please put an extra feast between Christmas and Easter because there is nothing good that happens between them?”
This is a child’s heart crying in need of more spiritual joy in addition to that of Christmas and Easter.
The early church, as well as the modern Orthodox Church, managed to have a celebration every day of the year, be it a Lordly feast or in memory of a saints who have joyfully gone to Paradise.
Every Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. Every Friday we fast and remember his salvation-giving pains. There isn’t a month that passes by without us remembering His birth and resurrection.
You are my everlasting Feast!
Your Bible is my joyful gospel,
Your Birth’s gospel fills my heart with peace.
Your birth offers me a new birth.
Your resurrection grants me a blessed life.
With you, my sufferings are turned to joy.
And my pilgrimage turned into a never-ending feast.
You are my feast and endless joy.
In the angels’ feasts I see you transfigured, O’ God of heavens.
In the feasts of prophets and apostles I see you the core of every prophecy and mission.
In martyrs’ feasts your glorious cross shines within me.
In the saints feasts I see you O’ Holiest of Holies the Saint of Saints.
A Strawberry Can