Please find below a curated list of 538 of The Best Orthodox Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Orthodox Quotes that resonate.
Either it is true that a medicine works or it isn’t. It cannot be false in the ordinary sense but true in some alternative sense. If a therapy or treatment is anything more than a placebo, properly conducted double-blind trials, statistically analyzed, will eventually bring it through with flying colours. Many candidates for recognition as orthodox medicines fail the test and are summarily dropped. The alternative label should not (though, alas, it does) provide immunity from the same fate.
The name ‘cherubim’ means ‘fullness of knowledge’ or ‘outpouring of wisdom’… The name cherubim signifies the power to know and to see God, to receive the greatest gifts of His light, to contemplate the divine splendor in primordial power, to be filled with the gifts that bring wisdom and to share these generously with subordinates as a part of the beneficent outpouring of His wisdom.
…God does not possess a private knowledge of Himself and a separate knowledge of all the creatures in common. The universal Cause, by knowing Itself, can hardly be ignorant of the things which proceed from It and of which It is the source. This, then, is how God knows all things, not by understanding things, but by understanding Himself.
The word of God has provided nine explanatory designations of the heavenly beings… the first group is forever around God and is said to be permanently united with Him ahead of any of the others and with no intermediary. Here there are the most holy ‘thrones’ and the orders said to possess many eyes and many wings, called in Hebrew the ‘cherubim’ and ‘seraphim’… The second group… is made up of ‘authorities,’ ‘dominions,’ and ‘powers.’ And the third, at the end of the heavenly hierarchies, is the group of ‘angels,’ ‘archangels,’ and ‘principalities.’
One can take eternity and time to be predicates of God since, being the Ancient of Days, He is the cause of all time and eternity. Yet He is before time and beyond time and is the source of the variety of time and of the seasons. Or again, He precedes the eternal ages, for He is there before eternity and above eternity, and ‘His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom’ (Ps. 145:13). Amen.
… the Apostle says, ‘he that says he abides in Christ ought himself also to walk as He walked’ (I Jn. 2:6). Otherwise we make a vain pretence and show, if we follow not His steps, Whose name we glory in, and assuredly they would not be irksome to us, but would free us from all dangers, if we loved nothing but what He commanded us to love.
All angels bring revelations and tidings of their superiors. The first bring word of God who is their inspiration, while the others, according to where they are, tell of those inspired by God… the holiest of the seraphim ‘cry out to one another’ (Is. 6:3)… this shows that the first ranks pass on to the second what they know of God.