O Orthodoxy, blown by thousands of winds, fought by thousands of dark forces to revolt, want to uproot you from the world, struggling to snatch you from people' hearts. They wanted to make you a lost hope, a museum, a tragic past and an outdated history. However, the almighty God, the overall wisdom and gentleness Holy Trinity, is in control of this mess, throws you in a corner furthest from expectation and covers you as a flower under a rock. It keeps you inside the hearts of the simplest people, who do not have any authority or worldly knowledge. Now you remain so today. Here you still alive and present, feeding the emerging generations, farming each new spot of the earth, distributing strength, life, heaven and light, and opening eternal doors to people.
St. Nectarios of Aegina
Metropolitan of Pentapolis