“When I am preparing the gifts before Divine Liturgy, I see Souls pass before me and beg me to commemorate them; and even if I wanted to forget them, I couldn’t.”

“When the Priest cuts out sections [of bread that will be used for Holy Communion] and commemorates the names of the faithful during the Prothesi, an Angel of the Lord descends and takes this commemoration and places it before the Throne of Christ as a Prayer for those commemorated.”