Tuesday, May 7, 2013

On humility

   One day a young seminary graduate came up to Father John and without even bothering to introduce himself said: "I am a theologian."
   Father John was quite surprised by this and asked:  "Really?  The fourth one?"
   "What do you mean by 'the fourth one?'" asked the confused seminarian.
   Father John explained: "In our Church we know of three theologians.  The first was John the Theologian, the Apostle and beloved disciple of our Savior.  The second was Gregory the Theologian of Nanzianzus.  And the third was Simeon the New Theologian.  In its entire 2,000 year history the Holy Church has only granted these three men the title of theologian.  So are you the fourth?"

p. 199 Everyday Saints  by Archimandrite Tikhon

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