friends of Christ
A true friend is known in misfortune. he is our true friend and one who loves us who does not forsake us in misfortune.
Likewise, the true lover of Christ is he who abides with Christ in this world, and cleaves to Him in his heart, and uncomplainingly endures the Cross with Him, and desires to be with Him inseparably in the age to come.
Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk