Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

Pope Francis I Speaks

The Orthodox Churches

“The Orthodox Churches have preserved the liturgy which is so beautiful. We have lost sight slightly of the meaning of worship. They worship God and they sing about it; time is immaterial to them. One day we were speaking about Western Europe and they said that “ex Oriente lux” “ex Occidente luxus”, meaning that light comes from the East and consumerism and wealth which do a lot of harm, come from the West. The Orthodox Church preserves the beauty of God being at the centre of everything. When you read Dostoevsky you can really feel the Russian and Eastern spirit. We deeply need this breath of fresh air, this light from the East.”