a good sign that some Westerners are turning to Orthodoxy. The fact
that some are also venerating the saints that lived in the West
before the Catholic Schism shows how the Holy Spirit is enlightening
them to go back to where they left. The West was with the Orthodox
Church until all Seven Oecumenical Councils had taken place. Both
Orthodox and Catholics are guilty for the Schism, because both
lacked love for each other, but at least the Orthodox kept the
Faith. The Schism was the work of Satan, because if we had not been
separated, the Christian witness to the world would have been
titanic, and the devil would not have turned us to all the things of
spoken on 24 July/6 August 2003 by Fr Dionyius (Ignat) of Colciu
Skete on the Holy Mountain. Aged 94, Fr Dionysius has been an
Athonite monk since 1926.
tip to Orthodox England, Fr. Andrew Phillips.