The Green Patriarch
Everything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, „the truth of things,“ if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew - patriarchate.org/environment/