Archimandrite George: “… a mystical union of God and man in the Holy Spirit”

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“A Christian is not a Christian simply because he is able to talk about God. He is a Christian because he is able to have experience of God. And just as, when you really love someone and converse with him, you feel his presence, and you enjoy his presence, so it happens in man’s communion with God: there exists not a simply external relationship, but a mystical union of God and man in the Holy Spirit.”  ~ Archimandrite George (Kapsanis),  Abbott of the Holy Monastery of St. Gregorios on Mount Athos

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