Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Golden Chain

"The saints who from generation to generation follow by the practice of God's commandments in the steps of those saints who went before...make as it were a golden chain, each of them being one link, each joined to the preceding in faith, works and love, so as to form in the One God a single line which cannot easily be broken."

- Saint Symeon the New Theologian

Reference: Vlasto, A. P. The entry of the Slavs into Christendom: an introduction to the medieval history. London: Cambridge University Press, 1970.