Contemplation on the Book of Revelation
The first six chapters of the Book of the Revelation are the most beautiful and the deepest of the whole book in spiritual contemplation. This is the subject of the present Book ... In these chapters we read about the visions in which St. John the Beloved saw the LORD Christ, God's throne, and the heavenly host. In these chapters we read the messages sent by the LORD to each of the seven Churches, with all the spiritual depth of these messages. In these chapters we see the open door in heaven; we see God who opens and no one shuts and no one opens. I want you to meditate on the depth of each of these matters which will transfer you from earth to heaven. You will feel that every word sent by the LORD is addressed to you in person. May the LORD be with you in your meditations! Pope Shenouda III.