Creation is not an event in the past but a relationship in the present

Creation is not an event in the past but a relationship in the present. If God did not continue to exert his creative will at every moment, the universe would immediately lapse into non-being; nothing could exist for a single second if God did not will it to be. As Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow puts it, “All creatures are balanced upon the creative word of God, as if upon a bridge of diamond; above them is the abyss of divine infinitude, below them that of their own nothingness”.

Based on Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia, St. Philaret of Moscow

Cranes are used at almost all the monasteries on the Holy Mountain to aid in the restoration of the buildings. This one is at Vatopaidi.