“In the 1990s, everyone was mocking non-Churched people, who gravely stood at service in Orthodox churches. They diligently but awkwardly crossed themselves, bowed out of place, and obviously had no idea what was going on. But I must confess, for me it was always gratifying to see these “candle stands”… I was happy for them, because they presented themselves before the Lord God, albeit awkwardly, with zeal and humility. And this never goes unnoticed.”
(Metropolitan Tikhon Shevkunov in ‘Everyday Saints’)