Truly never before has the cross of each person who wants to be a true Christian been as heavy as in this time of the triumph of falsehood which we are experiencing.
Never before on this earth has there been such a huge number of people who freely and easily, without any shame, without any pangs of conscience “call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). — Archbishop Averky of Syracuse (of Blessed Memory)
Comment: People often say that this has all been said before – that things are worse than ever. What they seldom is consider is that perhaps, each time it was said, it was true. Each Great and Holy Monday. Each Great and Holy Tuesday. each Great and Holy Wednesday, has it not been true. Have things not been worse than ever?