Body, Soul and Spirit

by Scott D. Hendricks

The body is made of earth; yet it is not something dead but alive and endowed with a living soul.  Into this soul is breathed a spirit–the spirit of God, intended to know God, to reverence Him, to seek and taste Him, and to have its joy in Him and nothing else.

~ St. Theophan the Recluse

E. Kadloubovsky and G. E. H. Palmer, trans., The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology compiled by Igumen Chariton of Valamo, (New York: Faber and Faber, 1997), 60-61.