“This is the day which the Lord hath made: let us rejoice and be glad in it”. The Church calls us to rejoice and to delight in this day, the Lord’s Resurrection day.
Every Christian, when hearing the ringing of the bells, remembers the church, the priests, the Church services, and something happens in his soul, through the mystical flame within him; no matter where he goes, the grace of the Holy Spirit remains deep within him.
Those with noble souls take things seriously (humbling themselves before the Lord, repenting, cutting off those things which separate them from Christ). They are initiated into the joy of the Resurrection, and they bless the Lord. There are certain souls that live within a spiritual intoxication. They live paradise, and experience the rivers of joy as they continue towards “unending perfection”. These holy souls live with gratitude: they seek nothing more from God, but rather thank Him who abundantly gives his joy, his delight, and heavenly goods. God gives himself in such a way, that it is not uncommon for these souls to say: “All of this is sufficient, Lord: I can’t bear any more.”
It is an indication that the soul is on a good path, when it feels inspiration, has desire and yearning, the longing to leave the world and to be found in eternal life, in the kingdom of God and to taste the rivers of joy, and the heavenly delight of the resurrection.
Holy Hesychasterion “The Nativity of Theotokos” Publications.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos