Talk:Symeon the New Theologian

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I've been looking for a quote that I read a few years back, that I believe was from St. Symeon, comparing looking for God with staring out into the ocean at midnight. Does anyone know the quote or where I could find it? --Salvadors 02:38, April 11, 2008 (UTC)

Finally found it:

"God can be known to us in the same way as a man can see an endless ocean by standing at the shore at night with a dimly lit candle. Do you think he can see much? Not much, almost nothing. And nevertheless, he sees the water well. He knows that there is an ocean in front of him, that this ocean is huge and that he cannot see it all at once. The same is true of our knowledge of God" - Oration 61, Works (Moscow, 1852), p100

--Salvadors 03:40, April 17, 2008 (UTC)