Silence. The beginning of true theology.

Something to consider as we commemorate the three Holy Hierarchs (Saints Basil, Gregory, and John Chrysostom), and the source of their profound teachings and witness…silence. 

“…It is better for a man to be silent and be [a Christian], than to talk and not to be one. “The kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” (1 Cor. 4:20). Men “believe with the heart, and confess with the mouth,” the one “unto righteousness,” the other “unto salvation.”(Rm. 10:10). It is good to teach, if he who speaks also acts. For he who shall both “do and teach, the same shall be great in the kingdom (Mt. 5:19)…”

St. Ignatius of Antioch letter to the Ephisians chp. 15.

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