I finish work about an hour before service starts, so I was there about 30 minutes early, but that was just what I needed. Being at church feels good and relaxes the body and spirit. I encourage you all to spend more time at church either before or after the services. Have a great day!
I leave you with the beautiful voice of Melkite Deacon Imad Bawab from Amman, Jordan.
The chant is from the Pasa Pnoi of the Holy Tuesday Service (Monday Night):
Idiomelon. Mode 1.
Praise Him for His mighty acts, praise Him according to the abundance of His greatness.
How shall I enter into the splendor of Your saints since I am unworthy? For if I dare to enter the wedding hall along with them, my garment will betray me, for it is not fit for the wedding; and then I shall be bound and cast out by the Angels. I pray You, O Lord, to wash away the stains on my soul, and save me since You love humanity.
— Jack Rabah
Photo from Imad Bawab’s facebook.