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Christ is the King and God. In Christ there is no contradiction between royalty and meekness, and in Him the property of being “meek” is not synonymous with “weak”.

THE "WEAKNESS"

OF MEEKNESS

Christ is the King and God. In Christ there is no contradiction between royalty and meekness, and in Him the property of being “meek” is not synonymous with “weak”. The very King and God, Christ our Lord, “because of his affliction, opens not his mouth: he was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is dumb, so he opens not his mouth … his life is taken away from the earth: because of the iniquities of my people he was led to death” (Is. 53:7-8). Therefore, in Christ we can have a uniquely deep understanding of Tsar-Martyr Nicholas, who bore his heavy cross as the tsar of Russia. He was considered “weak” by those uninitiated in the mystery of Christ, but we know that “in his humiliation his judgment was taken away”: Tsar-Martyr’s Nicholas’ “weakness” consisted of a strength beyond this world; and that is the magnitude of Orthodoxy’s antinomic character incarnated in its saints!