“We all sin, we all violate Christ’s commandments and the laws of the Holy Church, but some recognize that they are sinful in what they violate and repent of their sins, while others instead reject the laws themselves and do not want to submit to them, saying that these laws are outdated, no longer needed, and that they are supposedly smarter than those who gave us the laws of the Church—laws which the Lord Himself gave through his apostles and holy hierarchs.”
(St. John of San Francisco, homily on the Sunday of Orthodoxy)