Then he prepares the people with. . .

Then he prepares the people with an exhortation, and says: Let your minds be aloft in this hour where King Messiah is sitting on the right hand. Be not taken up with vain thoughts of earthly things: Look upon Him that is now mystically slain upon the alter, who sits in the heights and ask mercy for sinners.

-St. Narsai Harp of the Spirit (An Exposition of the Mysteries)