I speak to all that take that Holy Communion, and to you also, O ye that do administer the same To you now I turn my speech, to warn you with how great care that Gift is to be given. No slight vengeance is that which awaits you if ye admit for a partaker at the Lord's Table the sinner whose guiltiness ye know. At your hands will his blood be required. If a man be a General, a Governor, a crowned Monarch, yet if he come there unworthily, forbid him thou hast greater power than he. To this end hath God exalted you to the honor ye hold, that ye may judge in such matters. This office is your dignity, this is your strength, this is all your crown, this, and not the going about in white robes and glittering vestments. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, Homily 60 to the People of Antioch