"Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all nations..."

“Often overlooked … is the great missionary tradition of the Eastern body of Christendom. Missions, as a proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to all creation, have always played an integral role in the very essence of the Orthodox church. Certainly, there have existed periods when the Orthodox have been less active in fulfilling the Great Commission (Mt 28:18-20). But often, these lapses can be attributed to adverse historical conditions rather than indifference. In fact, a host of missionary figures throughout the centuries have carried on the apostolic zeal of proclaiming the gospel to all peoples.”

– Veronis, “Missionaries, Monks and Martyrs”