"When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars which thou hast established;
what is man that thou art mindful of him,
and the son of man that thou dost care for him?"
Psalm 8, verses 3-4
"Let us fix our gaze on the Father and Creator of the whole world.
Let us contemplate him in our thoughts and with our mind's eye
reflect upon the peaceful and restrained unfolding of his plan.
By his direction the heavens are in motion ...
The sun, the moon, and the choirs of stars revolve
in harmony in their appointed paths without deviation."
St. Clement's Letter to the Corinthians