Verily, the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in intercessions, and whose prayers are never rejected,
neither tomb nor death could control. But since she is the Mother of Life, He Who dwelt in her
ever-virgin womb did translate her to life.
KONTAKION OF THE DORMITION
"One cannot possibly understand the teachings of the saints unless one has a pure mind and is trying to imitate their life." St. Athanasius the Great
"Sometimes called the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Church is the first Christian Church, the Church founded by the Lord Jesus Christ and described in the pages of the New Testament. Her history can be traced in unbroken continuity all the way back to Christ and His Twelve Apostles. For twenty centuries, she has continued in her undiminished and unaltered faith and practice. Today her apostolic doctrine, worship, and structure remain intact. The Orthodox Church maintains that the Church is the living Body of Jesus Christ."
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.