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The holy Elder Philotheos Zervakos of the island of Paros in Greece liked to talk about a layman who used to go frequently to services at St. Elissaeos’ near Athens together with Papadiamantis, the Greek author, and the other pious souls who attended services there. Now this layman, if he heard that a priest of ill-repute would be serving somewhere, would run to attend that priest’s service. When others asked out of curiosity why he did this, he answered, “An Angel gives Communion to the faithful there.”

—Scandals in the Church