They’re our friends

23 August 2021

The saints are our friends and the friends of God, the people we always flee to. On the one hand to receive comfort and strength; on the other to have as models tested by God for our everyday life, our everyday tribulations, people who’ve been tried and been found to be ‘like gold in the furnace’. Their lives aren’t merely moving stories, but a guide to our own way of living.

Elder Christodoulos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou