St. Joseph the Wonderworker of Volokolamsk on Leaving Mass Early

Originally posted 9/27/2009.

Heed the words of St. Joseph of Volokolamsk, the Lithuanian abbot glorified by God with the gift of miracle-working: “Know this, brethren: do not creep out of the church before the dismissal prayer, for he who exits from the divine chant or converses or whispers has been seduced by demons, as the Divine Scriptures bear witness.”{1}

Notes & References
{1} Jones, Terry. “Saint Joseph of Volokolamsk.” Patron Saints Index. 28 Sept. 2009 <>.

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