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St. Seraphim of Sarov: One should not oppose authorities . . .

Icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov“One should not oppose authorities who act for good, so as not to sin before God and be subjected to His just chastisement: Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves (Romans 13:2).”

+ St. Seraphim of Sarov, “The Spiritual Instructions to Laymen and Monks”, printed in Little Russian Philokalia: St. Seraphim of Sarov

St. Czar Nicholas II: The higher a person’s position in society . . .

Icon of St. Czar Nicholas II“The higher a person’s position in society the more he should help others without ever reminding them of his position.”

— St. Czar Nicholas II