Joy, not happiness. Happiness is a delusion of this world, a sickness of man’s soul. To anticipate happiness in the next life is to expect to be in the condition we call “hell,” not heaven. The Church as a spiritual hospital has first and foremost to heal us of the happiness seeking sickness of mankind which holds us in bondage to a delusion and prevents us from coming to a knowledge of Truth.
—Protopresbyter John Romanides