St. Philaret of Moscow: A fish that is alive swims against the flow of water. . . .

Icon of St. Philaret of Moscow“A fish that is alive swims against the flow of water. One that is dead floats down with the water. A true Christian goes against the current of sinful age. A false one is swept away by its swiftness.”

+ St. Philaret of Moscow, Orthodox Life Vol. 63 No. 3 May-June 2012