Let us go together to meet Christ on the Mount of Olives. . . . Let us spread before his feet, not garments or . . . olive branches . . . but ourselves, clothed in his grace. We who have been baptized into Christ must ourselves be the garments that we spread before him.
—Andrew of Crete (D. 740)
Dearly beloved . . . the jubilant and triumphant day that ushers in the commemoration of the Lord’s Passion has come. That day for which we have longed so much, and for whose yearly coming the whole world may well look. Shouts of spiritual exaltation are ringing and prevent us from keeping silent.
—Saint Leo the Great (D. 461)