Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Thing I'm Proudest of is My Humility

The metropolitan appointed by me is an image of God, and is my representative, so that anyone who is submissive to  actually submissive to God and to Our Humility.
--Patriarch Philotheus of Constantinople, to those wild men in the outer reaches of Russia in 1370.
Quoted in Robert Crummey, The Formation of Muscovy 1304-1613, 47 (1987)

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