Thursday, May 5, 2011

Watchful After Pascha

"And so after Pascha we must be watchful and awake, pray and be stirred to compunction, weep and be illumined, always bearing in our bodies the death of the Lord Jesus, [2 Cor. 4:10.] dying each day by choice, always journeying from the body and dwelling with the Lord through leaving the thoughts of the flesh. Do not say, 'It is not Lent now'. It is always Lent for the watchful."

- Saint Theodore the Studite

Reference: Letters & Catechism