30 August 2017

Patristic Quote of the Day

Many who have not even made their first attempt at reading know all of David [the Psalms] by heart and recite him in order. Yet it is not only in the cities and the churches that he is so prominent on every occasion and with people of all ages; even in the fields and deserts and stretching into the uninhabited wasteland, he rouses sacred choirs to God with greater zeal... And at night  all men are dominated by physical sleep and drawn into the depths, and David alone stands by, arousing all the servants of God to angelic vigils, turning earth to heaven and making angels of men.—Pseudo-John Chrysostom, PG LXIV, 12-13

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