St. Cyril on the Canons

St. Cyril of Alexandria ca. 376-444

Every one of our ecclesiastical affairs when straightened out in conformity with Canonical discipline, instead of causing us any embarrassment, actually relieves us from the disparaging remarks of some persons and rather gains us the commendation of right-thinking persons. For who would not accept an impartial decision to which in fact many persons have come? or who will deny that to judge rightly and in keeping with the law is not reprehensible, but rather merits praise? (The Rudder: The Five Canons of Our Father Among the Saints Archbishop of Alexandria)