Friday, June 26, 2015

Going Home

Where is our true home? Where do Christians belong? Are Christians part of this world? Do they belong to this world, or the next?

‘Liturgical worship is indeed the leisure, the “going home” of Christians inasmuch as they are through their baptism the citizens of the Kingdom of God, not of the world. The anticipated eschatology of the Eucharist is a relief, the very experience of a victory already won, which gives credit to Christ’s words: “In the world you have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).’[1]

[1] Meyendorff, John, Living Tradition, (Crestwood, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1978), p. 144.

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