Christians receive divine wisdom in three ways: by the commandments, by teachings, and by faith. The commandments free the mind from the passions. Teachings lead it to the true knowledge of nature. Faith leads to the contemplation of the Holy Trinity.
Based on St. Maximus the Confessor
In this photograph, Metropolitan Theoklitos of Ierissos is blessing with the two candles, symbolizing the light brought to us by Christ’s incarnation, at the feast of All the Saints of Vatopaidi.