Let us say to Christ: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Let us wave before him like palm branches the words inscribed above him on the cross. Let us show him honor, not with branches, but with the splendor of merciful deeds to one another. Let us spread the thoughts and desires of our hearts under his feet like garments, so that he may draw the whole of our being into himself and place the whole of his in us.
Andrew of Crete, 8th century