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St. John Maximovitch: . . . God saves His fallen creature by His own love for him, but man's love for his Creator is also necessary . . . - Orthodox Church Quotes
Now the Church consists of both her earthly and heavenly parts, for the Son of God came to earth and became man that He might lead man into heaven and make him once again a citizen of Paradise, returning to him his original state of sinlessness and wholeness and uniting him unto Himself. This is …