St. Mary Orthodox Church

Cambridge, MA

Blessed is the Entrance of Thy Saints


Reflection by Fr. Antony Hughes on May 25, 2014 at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA. 

This has been a very wrenching week for St. Mary Church. We lost two amazing people, people of great faith, and people that we love very deeply - Mary Sioras and Donald DiFiore. In the middle of the Liturgy, when I was bringing the Gospel out in the Little Entrance, there's a prayer that the priest says that you don't hear. "Blessed is the entrance of Thy saints." Now, why do we say that?