“The man-loving and bountiful Lord has given us an incomparable mercy and great happiness: the opportunity to belong to the Orthodox Church, to constitute the one Body of Christ, and to partake of the inexhaustible source of water flowing unto life eternal (Jn. 4:14). Thus, we are no longer strangers or newcomers, but fellow citizens with the saints and their God..”

(Russian Patriarch Kirill on the 1030 Baptism of the Rus)