Remember how many of you welcomed the new year and now judge that alone rationally if this resembles at least a little with something Christian. To play cards until midnight or chat about all trifles and at midnight at the border between the old and the New Year, to take the glasses and whirl around, what does this mean?
What meaning is here? God, the ruler of time and of our life gave us to end up a year and enter another one. What is it due in this moment of passage?
To raise our hands to the skies and thank the Lord for His past mercies and pray to prolong His benevolence in the future.
Excerpt from Sermons – Saint Teophanus the Recluse, Sophia via http://altarulcredintei.md