If we really observe Christ’s commandments, then we demonstrate that we love Him, because, as He Himself said, ‘those who love me keep my commandments’. And when the holy Fathers ask, ‘Which commandments?’, they answer ‘All the commandments’. Then we’ll show that Orthodoxy isn’t philosophy and it isn’t romanticism, but it’s the very life of the Holy Spirit, it’s Christ Himself, ‘yesterday, and today, the same unto the ages of ages’.
Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery
Ο Θεός, ιλάσθητί μοι τώ αμαρτωλώ και ελέησόν με.