I do liturgy for the souls everyday.
When I came to Taiwan, 16 years ago, I was scared to serve the liturgy everyday, because I am unworthy, I do not deserve so often the honor.
But gradually, because some friends who had very serious health problem begged me to serve the liturgy for them, I could nor refuse. Gradually more people asked me, so i serve the liturgy everyday. Not only for them. For the souls also. They need more help. They suffer. The holy communion is the food of the living and the dead. God loved us so much that he, himself become flesh, so that we can be united, he can be our source of life, the food that gives us life. I am so moved to take small pieces of bread for every name , for so many other names that I do not know.
I am unworthy, but I know other priests who feel the souls who come to receive the food of life.
People who suffered, who are killed. We do not know really what is injustice , because of our selfishness. But it is the ultimate comfort for them. Specially this period, the ghost month.
Moreover, some souls we do not want to mention… the kids who are dead because of abortion. They are small angels, but kids. They did not taste the milk of their mother, but she gave them death. I do not write to accuse here, but to care and say that those small angels are so precious, God himself because like milk for them. They come to eat also, so happy, they are waiting the time for the liturgy. This is why I use big cup to put the holy communion.
Do not thing that it is my honor also. But by colleague Pelagia have part of this honor . Because without her I cannot serve the liturgy, the orthodox priest cannot serve alone any sacrament of the church, church is community. I do not dare to ask her how she feels, but i know those souls, one day they will say: thank you. Because of you, we eat, we are not hungry any more…