humility in worship

“In my opinion, being in Church for that first Amen is a sign, an indication of one’s humility. And where humility is, its opposite is sin. The sin is not disturbing other people. The other people in Church are not the object of our worship. It is rude, to disturb other people. But it is sinful to be so presumptuous and prideful that one can jump in and sing with thousands of Archangels and ten thousands of Angels at one’s own whim. We stand before the throne of God, and when we realize that, every other consideration, all our personal likes and dislikes, become secondary.”
Bishop Basil, Diocese of Wichita & Mid-America, Antiochian Orthodox Church

Hattip to Fr Joseph Huneycutt

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