Holy Ghost Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church
Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA - Diocese of Johnstown
Wisdom of the Fathers, and Scripture

Do not say, "this happened by chance, while this came to be of itself." In all that exists there is nothing disorderly, nothing indefinite, nothing without purpose, nothing by chance ... How many hairs are on your head? God will not forget one of them. Do you see how nothing, even the smallest thing, escapes the gaze of God?
(St. Basil the Great)

The purpose of God's Providence is to unite, by means of right faith and spiritual love, people who have been separated by evil. To this end the Savior also suffered for us, "in order to gather together the children of God who were scattered." (John 11:52)
(St. Maximus Confessor, Chapters of Love, 4.17)