midst of noise and hubbub and those who dwell in monasteries, mountains and
caves can achieve salvation. Solely because of their faith in Him God
bestows great blessings on them. Hence those who because of their laziness
have failed to attain salvation will have no excuse to offer on the day of
judgment. For He who promised to grant us salvation simply on account of our
faith in Him is not a liar."
St. Symeon the New Theologian.