“If something happens to a member of the community, the community should be aware of it, bring this person groceries, visit him, or help him in some other way. But most of the time, we’re all disconnected. Parishes don’t grow into communities. The parish means people come, they pray, they leave. But a community is a kind of organism in which cells communicate with each other, know each other, help each other, and somehow develop together… this is the norm of Christian life.”
(Sergei Komarov of Stretensky Monastery)