Theology is in geography

In reminiscing on Bishop Atanasije of blessed memory, as have many, many bishops, priests, professors and laity since his repose almost a month ago, Bishop Maxim says, among other things:

“….his attire, his skufia on his head, his collar, shoes, socks revealed a man who was always traveling, as if he was on some permanent, life-long pilgrimage. He’d visit not only our suffering lands but the sites throughout the world where there had been suffering, especially, I should say, the well-known Orthodox places. He’d take his students there and tell us: Theology is in geography and geography is in your feet. In other words, you can’t know until you go, until you visit…”

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