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St. Athanasius the Great: If a bishop or priest . . . turns his back on the church . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
“As we walk the unerring and life-bringing path, let us pluck out the eye that scandalizes us-not the physical eye, but the noetic one. For example, if a bishop or presbyter-who are the eyes of the Church-conduct themselves in an evil manner and scandalize the people, they must be plucked out. For it is more …