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Saint Dionysius the Areopagite

“But let our leader in the discourse be my Christ (if thus I dare name Him) who inspires all hierarchical revelation…The aim of Hierarchy is the greatest possible assimilation to and union with God, and by taking Him as leader in all holy wisdom, to become like Him, so far as is permitted, by contemplating intently His most Divine Beauty.”

– Saint Dionysius
(The Celestial Hierarchy)

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Saint Diadochus of Photiki

“…he who only believes and does not love, lacks even the faith he thinks he has: for he believes merely with a certain superficiality of intellect and is not energized by the full force of love’s glory.
The chief part of virtue, then, is faith energized by love.”

– Saint Diadochos of Photiki
(Chapter 21, of the One Hundred Chapters)