(Icon by Leonid Ouspensky 1971)
"In his recognition of the Lord as the closest,
most precious, most fatherly of Fathers,
the Staretz used to say that
'The Holy Spirit has made us His kin.'
By His coming into the soul the Holy Spirit makes man kin
with God, so that in a mighty sweep of conviction
the soul addresses the Lord as 'Father.' "
by Archimandrite Sophrony