The sermon below is prayed each year during the Pascha service of Eastern Orthodox churches. Pascha comes form the word “Passover” and is the Orthodox equivalent of Easter. St. John Chrysostom, “golden throat”, wrote this over 1600 years ago and it’s worth a fresh hearing every year.
The Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants?
Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord!
Let them now receive their due!
If any have toiled from the first hour, let them receive their reward.