Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos
The Church is a spiritual place where we find communion with God and this is very important. This is why, if you want to be peaceful, if you want to be calm, if you want to find your inner harmony, you have to communicate properly with God. And how do you do that? By keeping the commandments. The commandments are the means by which we’re healed. As Saint Gregory Palamas says, if we keep the commandments, we receive the uncreated divine energy.