Sylvain from Aeneas’ Quest sends a note with an excerpt from St. Gregory the Wonderworker’s speech honouring Origen (I’m adding it in the Greek original at the end of the post), and an accurate comment about how Gregory understands main Greek qualities.

Gregory’s thinking on the subject is characteristic of the first and most important steps of Christianity, a religion that was founded and spread by the Greek and Greek-speaking populations of the empire, without abandoning the ancient heritage of Greece, although rejecting completely the polytheistic side of this heritage.