“If then, you celebrate the feast and so partake as well of the divine mysteries, all your life will be to you one single feast. And not a feast, but the beginning of a feast and a single Pascha, the passage and emigration from what is seen to what is sensed by the intellect, to that place where every shadow and type, and all the present symbols, come in the most pure sacrifice, in God the Father and the co-essential Spirit, always seeing Christ and seen by Him, ever being with Christ, reigning with Christ, than Whom nothing is greater in the Kingdom of God, and to Whom is due all glory, honor and worship, together with the Father and His all-Holy and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages without end. Amen.
~St. Symeon the New Theologian – “On the Feasts and Their Celebration”