Byzantine Orthodox Christian
The Megalynarion recording at OrthodoxChristianMusic.org - "It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos / ever blessed, and most pure, and the Mother of our God / More honorable than the cherubim / and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim / Without corruption thou gavest birth to God the Word / True Theotokos, we magnify thee."
The greatest spiritual capital the Church has, its greatest, inconceivable and inviolate riches, are the Saints. This demonstrates that it isn’t merely the ark of salvation for our souls, that is souls who are saved simply by avoiding eternal hellfire, but is, rather, for souls who are glorified in the Kingdom of God, even before the final judgment, before the Second Coming, as long as the Church Militant continues to exist. They’ve been glorified because they were perfectly well-pleasing to...