"“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."
-The Gospel According to St. John 6:35
"I think that one must approach the Savior, not induced by the fear of punishment and not in the expectation of some kind of a reward, but primarily for the sake of the good in itself. Such will stand on the right in the sanctuary."
—St. Clement of Alexandria
"Prayer is a harbor in the storms of life, an anchor for those who are storm-tossed, the treasure of the poor, the security of the rich, the healing of the sick, the preservation of health. Prayer banishes evil things, and preserves the good. Prayer silences the passions of the soul, assuages the rebellion of anger, dismisses envy, dissipates evil desire, withers the love of worldly things, and brings great peace and serenity to the soul."
- St. John Chrysostom
"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ"
- St. Jerome
" Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth"
- St. Basil the Great