Cry (κραυγή kraugē)

But in the middle of the night, a cry went out: Behold, the groom is arriving. Go out to meet him. (Mt 25,6)

μέσης δὲ νυκτὸς κραυγὴ γέγονεν· ἰδοὺ ὁ νυμφίος, ἐξέρχεσθε εἰς ἀπάντησιν αὐτοῦ.

Media autem nocte clamor factus est: Ecce sponsus venit, exite obviam ei.

Reading this sentence, the question may arise: Who is the one who calls? There is someone who stays awake, while others sleep, even wise virgins. There is someone who precedes the bridegroom, who is close to him, who is his friend. Such a friend was St. John the Baptist as he cried out in the desert. These were the prophets before. But the first to call out is the Holy Spirit in us. The Bride and the Spirit call: Come. In the unity of the Holy Spirit, the Church announces that the Bridegroom – Christ who is, and who was, and who is to come.