“ 'For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.' (2Cor. 5:21) In His death, Christ bore the enmity of the whole world. In doing so, He entered into every hatred and element of bitterness in our lives. St. Sophrony said, 'Christ has descended into the lowest hell and is waiting for His friends to meet Him there.'

    We cannot know the One who is love apart from love."

    ~Fr. Stephen Freeman

    (Photo © dramoor 2016, church in Siberia, Russian Federation)