The Orthodox Church

“Brothers and Sisters! The All-Merciful God desires happiness for us both in this life and in the life to come. To this end He established His Holy Church, so that she might cleanse us from sin, Sanctify us, reconcile us with Him and give us a Heavenly Blessing. The embrace of the Church is always open to us. Let us all hasten there more quickly, we whose consciences are burdened. Let us hasten, and the Church will lift the weight of our burdens, give us boldness before God, and fill our hearts with happiness and blessedness.”

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

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“Enter into the Church and wash away your sins. For there is a hospital for sinners and not a court of law.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“Orthodoxy is what Christ taught, the Apostles preached, and the Father’s kept.”

Saint Athanasius the Great

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“The Truth is in Orthodoxy. I have lived it and I know it by the Grace of God. There are many lights which man sees and which make an impression on him, but only one is the True Light.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“God has set up Churches like harbours along the coast, so that you may take refuge there out of the swirl of earthly cares and find peace and quiet.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“Our Faith has been made secure by wise and learned Saints, who both explained the Holy Scriptures precisely and have enlightened us through their Divinely inspired discourses.”

Saint Kosmas Aitolos

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“The Church is an endless source of Miracles. It takes water and makes it Holy Water; it takes bread and wine and makes the Holy Eucharist; it takes man made of dirt and makes him a god! But many people do not see the Miracles.”

Saint Paisios of Mount Athos

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“Divine Providence has wonderfully arranged it that there should be in the Church both holy poor and good rich people, who in turn benefit each other from their very diversity. In order for the eternal and incorruptible rewards to be gained, those receiving give thanks to God, and those distributing give thanks to God.”

Saint Leo the Great

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“We do not change the boundaries marked out by our Fathers, we keep the Tradition we have received. If we begin to lay down the Law of the Church even in the smallest things; the whole edifice will fall to the ground in no short time.

Saint John of Damascus

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“The Church is a mystery. Whoever enters the Church doesn’t die, he is saved, is eternal.”

Saint Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia

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“The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock. Let the sea rage, it cannot break the rock. Let the waves rise, they cannot sink the boat of Jesus.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“We do not change the boundaries marked out by our Fathers. We keep the Tradition we have received. If we begin to lay down the Law of the Church even in the smallest things, the whole edifice will fall to the ground in no short time.”

Saint John of Damascus

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“In the Church we find the health, the consolation, the hope and Salvation of our Souls.”

Saint Iakovos Tsalikis of Evia

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“The Church has been planted as a Paradise in this world.”

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

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“We define that the Holy Icons should be exhibited in the Holy Churches of God and in houses. They should be kissed and are an object of veneration and honour… He who venerates the Icon, venerates in it the reality for which it stands.”

The Seventh Ecumenical Council

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“The ringing of bells is a call to converse with God, of children with their Father – a call to appear before Him.”

Saint John of Kronstadt

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“The Holy Church is a place of Angels, a place of Archangels, the Kingdom of God, Heaven itself!”

Saint John Chrysostom

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