“We are called Christians because we believe that he is the true God and because we keep his commandments in our own personal life. We attempt to conform our lives to his own life.”
“Christ is not a perfect philosopher and a good lawgiver. He is not a moralizer and the leader of a religion, even the most perfect one. Rather, he is the champion over death, the devil and sin. He did not come simply to change the external conditions of man’s life; He came to make man holy, to transfigure him, to deify him, to make him a son of God by grace. He is the Son of God by nature (natural child); we must become children of God by grace (adopted children).” – Metropolitan Hierotheos.