The Transformative Grace of the Church: St. Porphyrios the Actor

The Transformative Grace of the Church:  St. Porphyrios the Actor

…There are many in the outside world that would look upon this custom as odd, just like they do at so many of the other mysteries (sacraments) of the Church.  From an outside perspective, these mysteries of the Church seem like a bunch of hocus pocus, useless rituals that have no purpose, and no way of changing mankind and the world.  But it has been the teaching of Christianity from the very beginning, that it is through the sacraments that the human race is truly transformed….