The Saints of Each Generation Form a Kind of Golden Chain
St. Symeon the New Theologian
St. Symeon the New Theologian writes,
"The Saints — those who appear from generation to generation, from time to time, following the Saints who preceded them — become linked with their predecessors through obedience to the divine commandments, and endowed with divine grace, become filled with the same light. In such a sequence all of them together form a kind of golden chain, each Saint being a...