The fulfillment of our liturgical commitment to the Church requires our regular participation in the services and sacraments of the Church. Without such a commitment to participation in the Church's life, one cannot be a Christian in any meaningful sense of the word. As our Lord said, "Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you ... he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him" (John. 6:54-56). It is therefore essential that each person commit themselves to frequent participation in the Holy Eucharist (Communion), as well as regular participation in the Sacrament of Confession, as well as following the Church's calendar of fasting and feasting. Any questions regarding one's participation in these sacraments should be referred to Fr. Christos.