“Of course every season has its own difficulties, but today we see that an invisible microorganism … has overwhelmed the entire planet and has put everyone in fear of death and disease. This microorganism demonstrates our smallness, since huge, powerful countries, in the face of this pandemic, submit naively. And yet our technology, our supposed progress is powerless in the face of such an infinitesimal microorganism..”
(Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, comments on the Feast of the Dormition)