MIRACLES THAT HAPPEN DURING THE DIVINE LITURGY
AN ANGEL IS PRESENT AT THE DIVINE LITURGY
A certain priest, who was preparing the elements for the Divine Liturgy at a vigil service, was having difficulty reading the names of people because of the little light that was given off by single candle the he had next to him. Suddenly, he noticed that the candle all of a sudden became very bright. He wondered to himself how it was possible for the candle now to give off more light. Having said this, as he turned his head he saw standing about four meters away from him an Angel. He became petrified at seeing this. He became frozen in place and it took him a long time to regain his composure. The presence of the Angel filled the priest with a sense of compunction. His soul was filled with such sweetness as the feeling of compunction within him increased immeasurably. His soul was filled with such sweetness that he felt as one with the Angel. The priest proceeded to finish the preparation (προσκομιδή) of the communion elements and then intoned “Blessed is the Kingdom of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” beginning the Divine Liturgy.