On Fighting for the Orthodox Faith

St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite 1749-1809

If there is a discussion or debate about the faith and traditions of our Church, then even the most peaceful and quiet person must fight against these, not with a disturbed heart however, but with a courageous and firm anger, according to that which Joel says: “Let the meek become a warrior” (Joel 4:11). (Unseen Warfare [Athens; Panagopoulos, 2003], 271)