The Sunday of Orthodoxy

The most basic and important triumph of Orthodoxy, the one on which all other rests, is the triumph of Orthodoxy in the individual lives of its adherents. The formal externals of Orthodoxy mean nothing if they come from a heart that is distant from its graces. Holding an icon in procession is meaningful only to the extent that the person is in the process of becoming an “icon” themselves and ritual is lifeless when it is disconnected from its Life.