Algernon, who would you say are the top few dozen holiest people who ever walked on this world? Of course, you do not need to list them all, but roughly what is the distribution of religious belief of those saints? Is there a certain communion of believers who would stand out as having many, if not the most number of holy saints in those several dozen?
I don't know, Antonios. But I'm fairly certain you'd like to tell me that the Orthodox Church has the holiest people. And the greatest number of holy people. I will give you that the Orthodox calendar has more saints in it by far than any other church calendar. And that's a good thing. We should look to them as examples of how to live a Christian life in a non-Christian world. It's a shame we don't. Let me ask you this, Antonios: In general, do you think non-Christians can tell the difference between Orthodox Christians and non-Orthodox? Do you think we stand out among the crowd for our holiness and humility and patience and love? Do we distinguish ourselves among the the non-Orthodox by our sacrifice and service to the needy? By the strong stand we take against violence and oppression, and injustice? By the powerful example of our hierarchs to speak out and engage the culture? By our efforts to transform society? By the abundance of Orthodox charities, and schools, and hospitals? By our unity?