Some consider Florovsky to be more important than Schmemann. If we judge according to the number of books or to the ‘scientific’ elaboration, Florovsky might indeed prevail, but he often tends to say a lot of words for things that can and should be said in a few words.

Staniloae is unequal, and even tends to some scholasticism at times. However, all three are significant and can be useful, so that, if my friend had already a somehow ‘scholastic’ nature, I would probably suggest to him Staniloae instead of Schmemann, if he had an encyclopedic nature, maybe I would give him Florovsky rather than the other two.