Gift of Tongues…

“After the first or perhaps the second century there is no record of it in any Orthodox source and is not recorded as occurring even among the great Fathers of the Egyptian desert who are so filled with the Spirit of God that they perform numerous astonishing miracles including raising the dead. The Orthodox attitude to genuine speaking in tongues then may be summed up in the words of Blessed Augustine: “In the earliest times the Holy Spirit fell upon them that believed and they spake with tongues which they had not learned as the Spirit gave them utterance. These were signs adapted to the time. For was fitting that there is this sign of the Holy Spirit in all tongues to show that the Gospel of God was to run through all the tongues over the whole world. That was done for a sign and it passed away.””
Fr. Seraphim Rose
~Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future