St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

Collection of Spiriual Thoughts

Elias, when he too had fasted forty days, saw the Lord on the mountain, not in fire, as the elders of Israel had earlier, but passing beyond the fiery vision by his God-pleasing fast, he saw the Lord in the sound of a light passing breeze. He had approached more closely to our Lord's words, 'God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth." For the sound prefigured the Truth and the preaching of Him Who is Truth Itself, which rang out round all the ends of the earth, and the passing breeze prefigured the Spirit and grace.

St. Gregory Palamas

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