St. Theodore the Studite: Are you not afraid of death, which we shall all face in a little while . . .

Icon of St. Theodore the Studite“Are you not afraid of death, which we shall all face in a little while? How are we to look on the fearsome angels, as they come to take us from the body? How are we to journey on that long and unending road, if we have not obtained the necessities for the journey?”

+ St. Theodore the Studite, Catechesis 103, On Keeping God’s Commandments and the Just Threat Against Those who Neglect Them