okay, maybe I'm the last one in our weird little Ortho-world not to have heard of this, but I was listening to ancientfaithradio today and they had several quotations from an astounding piece of work called "Prayers by the Lake" by St Nikolai Velimenovich (sp?). It is profound and fresh stuff, man. I could only catch one little bit long enough to write it down (I'm happy to report I was working on an icon and so up to my wrists in egg yolk and poisonous powders) but it was this:
"All the world would not have the power to nourish one single blade of grass if God did not give it the power to do so".
I love how this perfectly expresses the relationship between God and the environment. There is no 'mother nature' -- as CS Lewis said, she is our sister, not our mother. God is the one who sustains it all.
Having said that, not raping, pillaging and dumping toxic crap all over our sister is just common sense, no?
Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has actually seen this book and where it can be found for meeeee to have. I want it! I waaaaannnnt it!