HELL WAS IN AN UPROAR because it was done away with. It was in an uproar because it is mocked. It was in an uproar, for it is destroyed. It is in an uproar, for it is annihilated. It is in an uproar, for it is now made captive. Hell took a body, and discovered God. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took what it saw, and was overcome by what it did not see.... You that have kept the fast, and you that have not, rejoice today for the Table is richly laden! Feast royally on it, the calf is a fatted one. Let no one go away hungry. Partake, all, of the cup of faith.
- St. John Chrysostom,
Constantinople, circa 400 AD
WE WANT AND LOOK for an economic miracle; we want and pray for a medical miracle; we want and demand a political miracle, a social miracle, a personal miracle.... We expect and look for everything except the something more of Christ's Resurrection.
- Deacon Braunstein,
St. Anselm's Anglican Catholic Church, Sequim WA.