"There is a connection between the physical and the spiritual; God has created both and rules over them.
Therefore, nothing in creation is to be rejected, or is anything excluded from the community of God."
- St. Gregory of Nissa
O Thou who coverest thy high places with the waters,
Who settest the sand as a bound to the sea
and dost uphold all things;
The sun sings Thy praises,
the moon gives Thee glory,
every creature offers a hymn to Thee,
his author and creator, for ever.
- The Lenten Triodion