Sunday, October 18, 2015

Church services ( Papa Dimitri Gagastathis )


The good chanter and the priest play a great role in good church services.
When chanting, you must understand and feel what you say. Don't get proud that you supposedly chanted beautifully.You must live what you say.

Once I was chanting a hymn of Apostle Peter that was about his denial. Then I said  '' ...and he cried bitterly, '' I saw tears coming out from his icon. The saint must have been pleased.
The priest's cassock is superior to trousers, it's got double grace.....

Papa Dimitri Gagastathis
Life, Miracles and Spiritual Counsels of a Simple Priest of Our Days. pg 98.