Pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
II Corinthians 10:4-5
Let not judgement be blinded in the eye of the scales so that truth may be apparent in all things; if it is a case of forgiveness, let us praise His Grace, if of punishment, let us acknowledge His Justice.
Metropolitan St. Philaret of Moscow & All-Russia
The fate of the world is suspended from His Cross, the life of the world lies in His grave. The Cross illuminates the weeping land of life; the sun of blessed immortality streams forth from His grave.
Metropolitan St. Innocent of Moscow & All-Russia Equal-to-the-Apostles Enlightener of North America
Jesus Christ scattered the darkness and errors of the human mind, and enlightened the whole world with the light of the Gospel.
Holy Prophet Elijah the Tishbite
I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.
Holy Father Justin of Ćelije
It is Humanism that is precisely the basic and original evil of man...Only the God-man can completely liberate the tormented human spirit which became sick and godless through Humanism.
St. Nektarios of Aegina Metropolitan of Pentapolis
The pure heart perceives God and discovers Him where the guileful heart cannot see Him even when He is shown.
St. Augustine Bishop of Hippo-Regius
The man who lives by God's standards and not by man's, must needs be a lover of the good, and it follows that he must hate what is evil.
Holy Father Maximos the Confessor
The Sun of Justice, rising into the clean mind, reveals Himself and the reasons of all that He created and will create.
St. Gregory Palamas Archbishop of Thessaloniki
The incarnation of the Word of God was the method of deliverance most in keeping with our nature and weakness, and most appropriate for Him Who carried it out, for this method had justice on its side, and God does not act without justice.
St. Nikolai of South Canaan Bishop of Ohrid & Žića
A virgin gives birth to creative wisdom. A wanton woman creates barren knowledge. Only a virgin can see truth, while a wanton woman can only recognize things.
St. John the Wonderworker Archbishop of San Francisco
By the Cross on Golgotha, the prince of this world was cast out and an end was put to his authority. The weapon by which he was crushed became the sign of Christ's victory.
St. Theophan Archbishop of Poltava
The wrath of God is one of the manifestations of the love of God, but of the love of God in its relation to the moral evil in the heart of rational creatures in general, and in the heart of man in particular.
St. John Sergiev of Kronstadt
I gaze upon the Cross and marvel at Thy love to me and to the world, for the Cross is the evident token of Thy love to us.
St. Sava of Serbia
We are doomed by fate to be the East in the West and the West in the East, to acknowledge only heavenly Jerusalem beyond us, and here on earth—no one.
Fr. Georges Florovsky
Independence from the West must not degenerate into an alienation which simply becomes opposed to the West...Orthodoxy must encounter the West creatively and spiritually...We must precisely recognize, experience, and penetrate Western questions, we must familiarize ourselves with the entire dramatic problematic of Western religious thought.
A theology impoverished by that rationalism which recoils before...the images of the Fathers, necessarily loses the cosmological perspective of Christ’s work. But rather than this, we must enlarge our sense of redemption.