St. Mark of Ephesus: We seek and pray for our return . . .Needs Source, Sayings from Saints, Elders, and Fathers, St. Mark of Ephesus / By Orthodox Church Quotes “We seek and we pray for our return to that time when, being united, we spoke the same things and there was no schism between us.” + St. Mark of Ephesus Related posts: St. Mark of Ephesus: . . . What sort of union is this then, when it has no external sign? How could they come together, each retaining his own?” St. Mark of Ephesus: It is impossible to recall peace . . . St. Ambrose of Optina: . . . In this way, it overturned the entire ancient Apostolic office that accomplishes almost all the Mysteries and all the ecclesiastical institutions . . . St. Mark of Ephesus: I am convinced that the further I depart him [the Patriarch] and from those like him [the Latin-minded] . . .