"Orthodoxy is the Church of
Christ on earth. The Church of Christ is not an institution; it is
a new life with Christ and in Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit.
Christ, the Son of God, came to earth, was made man, uniting His
divine life with that of humanity. This divine-human life He gave
to His brethren, who believe on His name. Although He died and rose
again and ascended into heaven, He was not separated from His
humanity, but remains in it. The light of the resurrection of
Christ lights the Church, and the joy of resurrection, of the
triumph over death, fills it. The risen Lord lives with us and our
life in the Church is a mysterious life in Christ."
Sergius Bulgakov, The
Sayings of The Fathers and The Saints
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