Archimandrite Vasileios, “The Saint: Archetype of Orthodoxy” pp 45,6
This teacher presented in real life the archetype of Orthodoxy. She showed her pupils what a saint is. She demonstrated in action how Christ behaved during His Passion. She made the Children understand the meaning of the words, “I neither disobey nor contradict.” She endured everything, she let the children mock her--she had the strength to do it. After all of the mocking and frenzy, the children became her own children. In the process she introduced them to the Orthodox Church--to Christ, to the Mother of God, and to the saints--and in this way she enabled them to receive salvation.