St. Gregory the Theologian: All who have lived according to God still live . . .

Icon of St. Gregory the Theologian“All who have lived according to God still live unto God, though they have departed this life. For this reason, God is called the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, since He is the God, not of the dead, but of the living (cf. Mt. 22:32).”

— St. Gregory the Theologian, Oration XXI