Giving thanks to God

Site page

One who obeys God’s will honors and glorifies God, while one who transgresses God’s law dishonors Him.

St. Basil the Great

Let us not consider praise an unimportant matter; rather let our life raise up praise before our lips do, and let our behavior do so before our tongues do. Then even in silence, we may praise God, and sing His praises in life itself.

Glory to God is raised up as well when we live together in harmony, when with one soul we bless God, when we tolerate one who is weaker than we, and when we do not scorn our brother who has fallen away.

St. John Chrysostom

Glory to God lies in love for a keeping of His Commandments. Any Christian who does not praise God by obeying His directives and keeping His Commandments is worse than an infidel

St. Symeon the New Theologian

Many people say that they go to church to pray and to praise, that they praise and thank God, but that it is does them no good. This means that they sing and praise God with their lips, but stand apart from Him in their hearts. God says of them: This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with lips; but their heart is far from me (Matthew 15: 8), and that through their lawless manner of life dishonor and disparage the Name of God. Do they really believe in God? No. True faith brings forth good fruits, and distances us from evil works, while they, according to the Apostle, they profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him…(Titus 1: 16).

St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

God is glorified in man when his virtue shows that the cause of his good rests in God's mighty power.

Holy Hierarch Gregory of Nyssa

Address of our Cathedral

  • 4001 17th St. N.W.,
  • Washington, D.C., 20011

Phone  (202) 726-3000




Go to top