We do not simply wish to develop religious feelings

Man is created in the image of God and he must reach His likeness. This is, I could say, the final aim and the mystical entelechy of man. As long as this yearning is not satisfied and man remains far from God, he suffers all the more.

Inasmuch as his basic destination on earth is not accomplished – that is, communion with God – no matter how efficient medical treatments and psychoanalyses he undergoes, he is always in nostalgia and in tragic searching. We not only seek psychological balances, but also fullness of life. We do not simply wish to develop religious feelings, but to acquire the fulfilment of life.

Based on Metr. Hierotheos Vlachos of Nafpaktou