A nice elderly lady in the parish told me this over a soda after the Divine Liturgy today. I try to hide this, but obviously not doing it very well. Should I be ashamed of myself or can any former catechumens or catechumens say that they have or do feel/have felt it the same way?
Other than that, it is truly a day of joy!
I was made a catechumen on the Sunday after Theophany some years ago.
On that day I received a beautiful icon card of the Theotokos from my beloved Godsister.
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside.
I would rather stand in the threshold of the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!