Our inseparable companion

28 August 2023

The whole of our life is a testing-ground, a vale of tears, a hotbed of pain and trials. Sorrow and pain are the lot of every mortal and our constant companion in this transient life. This is so in order that we may gain the prize of the call from above.

Abbot Gavriil of the Holy Monastery of the Apostle Barnabas.