For Several days before the feast, the holy Church already celebrates this wonderful mystery in the spiritual hymns of her daily services… “We should not allow ourselves to celebrate any Christian feast without seriously considering: what is its meaning and what is its Purpose; what is our responsibility toward it? …Then the feast will become profitable for our soul’s salvation. Otherwise the enemy of our salvation will snatch us and turn the feast of God into a feast of the flesh.
St. John of Kronstadt. My Life in Christ. B#61. The Bible and The Holy Fathers, P. 949