"How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
- Genesis 28:17
Saint Paul reminds us in Hebrews 12:28 that Reverence and Godly Fear are habits of conduct and behavior that must be inscribed in the hearts and minds of all our volunteers who assist during our worship services. Whether it be our Acolytes in the Holy Altar, our Ushers, Chanters, Prosfora or Koliva teams; when these groups provide their acceptable service, all of the faithful in attendance are able to worship in a joyful and efficient manner.
Much like the angels who serve at the Lord's throne in Heaven, these volunteer ministries are called to serve the Lord in His Holy Sanctuary here on earth. In doing so these men and women assist the clergy in the celebration of the Divine Mysteries while helping to create a beautiful and inspiring atmosphere within the Church.