by St. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow, Enlightener of North America
“Here we cannot boast of great numbers, neither of renown, nor of wealth, nor of learning–all that is valued in this world. We are strong here only in one thing- in possessing the True Orthodox Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8′), and we should ask the Lord for the increase of this gift. Let them stand fast in Thy Holy Church in the Orthodox Faith.”
+Saint Tikhon of Moscow and N. America, speaking on the American Orthodox.