Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, March 22, 2012

On infrequent reception of Holy Communion

We must not avoid Communion because we deem ourselves to be sinful. We must approach it more often for the healing of the soul and the purification of the spirit, but with such humility and faith that considering ourselves unworthy we would desire even more the medicine of our wounds. … It is much better if, in humility of heart, knowing that we are never worthy of the Holy Mysteries we would receive them every Sunday for the healing of our maladies, rather than, blinded by pride, think that after one year we become worthy of them.  St. John Cassian

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