Here is a thought for Black Friday, especially for those of you who go out of their way to shop today in order to get good deals: if you are willing to get up at 3 or 4 am in order to go get stuff, and yet have a hard time getting to Church at 9 or 10 am on a regular Sunday what do you really worship? Remember, by the time even the most dedicated shoppers get to the store today, Orthodox monastics have already gathered in Church to pray in preparation for the day’s liturgy.