Does the Liturgy make me holy?


Photo Alin Mesaros:

Whenever we meet after I return from Liturgy, a good friend of mine asks me, “So, did it make you holy?” Regardless of how many times I heard this question, I never had a good answer for it, so I usually just smile. But really, one may wonder: what’s the point of going to the Holy Liturgy on Sunday morning or on feast days (or any other time there is Liturgy)? What do I get out of it? Believe me, it beats me. I have no clue. Sometimes I am tempted to stay home; some other times I think that I would benefit from grading papers. However, I know that I cannot be me without it. I know that whenever I don’t get to be there on a Sunday morning, I feel I am not home.

May I never go to the Liturgy because I want it to make me holy. Or “because” of any reason whatsoever.

A blessed Sunday to all!


About Tavi's Corner

Blogging on ancient philosophy, communist persecution in Romania (including deportation to Siberia), and Orthodox Christianity. I've translated books from Romanian to English, and I also write about them from time to time.
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