I’m happy to see this quote from Leontes of Cyprus in another blog!
“Through heaven and earth and sea,
through wood and stone,
through relics and Church buildings and the Cross,
through angels and people,
through all creation visible and invisible,
I offer veneration and honor to the Creator and Master and Maker of all things, and to him alone.
For the creation does not venerate the Maker directly and by itself, but it is through me that the heavens declare the glory of God,
through me the moon worships God, through me the stars glorify him,
through me the waters and showers of rain,
the dew and all creation, venerate God and give him glory.”