I glorify the power of the Father and the Son and sing the praises of the Holy Spirit, indivisible uncreated divinity, Trinity in one essence, reigning for endless ages.
From Sunday Evening Vespers (Hymn of St. John Damascene)
Wisdom from the Church Fathers
The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. John 14:30; Eph. 2:2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. 'For that servant who knew his lord's will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes' (cf. Luke 12:47).