In last year's Annunciation musing, I focused on the angelic hosts and their role in our salvation. I noted how mystically connected we are to the powers of heaven and how, when we open our hearts to God, we can be in communion with all of creation through Christ.
The same is true when Orthodox Christians gather at pan-Orthodox events to worhsip. My wife, who is in Ohio this week visiting a very successful Orthodox Classical School, noted that "It has been so cool to meet so many Orthodox people. It's like we've known these people forever and it's just been a few days. We are all mystically united, but it is REAL. We say it but it's so true. How else can you travel 1500 miles and cut to the chase and go deep with strangers?"
Lord willing, large numbers of Orthodox Christians from several local parishes will gather tonight as one at the Church of the Annunciation to celebrate both the Feast and that parish's patronal feast day.
Whether in worship, fellowship, or anything else in the Christian life....here's to "going deeper."