The monastic life is a model for human society. Neither democracy, nor monarchy, nor socialism can have this perfection. No system attains to the perfection of the monastic way of life, because it is truly angelic society. One could also call it a truly “patristic”society, because it is the way which the Fathers the Church lived. And marriage too, along with our relations with our neighbor, are also part of this mystery.

+Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonapetra*

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