“A saint said that Christ did not ascend on the cross only on account of the righteous judgment of the father. Human ingratitude fenced the way of communion between god and man in paradise, and therefore it also led Christ to the cross, so that he could open anew the way of communion with him. Consequently, if our ingratitude lifted Christ onto the cross, surely the thanksgiving of the children of the church brings his holy spirit down to the earth of our hearts.”
(Archmandrite Peter of Essex, June 2022 interview)