How Do We Meet God?
Elder Porphyrios: Testimonies and Experiences, by Klitos loannides.
In our question of “How can we, who live in the world, in the bustle, turmoil and schizophrenia of contemporary life, meet God,” Elder Porphyrios told us the following story, presented here in brief:
Shortly after he was appointed chaplain to the Church of St. Gerasimos in the Athens Polyclinic, by Omonia Square, he had a problem at the time of the Liturgy. Directly across the street from the Church was a store that sold gramophones and records. The shopkeeper played records on the gramophone in order to attract customers. He played them so loudly, however, that Elder Porphyrios could not bear it. He had reached the point where he thought of resigning even though he wanted the post very much.