Saint Silouan, the Athonite

Author: Archimandrite Sofroniĭ

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 9780881411959

Category: Religion

Page: 514

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Part I is a remarkable account of St Silouan's life, personality and teaching. Part II consists of St Silouan's writings, which he had laboriously penciled on odd scraps of paper, expressing an authentic personal experience of Christianity identical with that of the early Desert Fathers.

Mount Athos, the Sacred Bridge

Author: Dimitri Conomos,Dimitri E. Conomos,Graham Speake

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039100644

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Most of the papers included in this volume were first presented at a conference convened by the Friends of Mount Athos at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2003. Mount Athos is the principal surviving centre of Orthodox monasticism and the spiritual heart of the Orthodox world. The aims of the conference were to draw attention to the historic importance, the spirituality, and the religious legacy of the Holy Mountain and to shed light on the contribution made by Athonite monasticism not only to worldwide Orthodoxy but also to Christianity at large. Many of the papers focus on particular individuals who from the fourteenth century to the twentieth have exemplified the spiritual traditions of Athos and whose memory as spiritual fathers, confessors, and ascetics continues to inspire their successors today.

Wisdom from Mount Athos

Author: Siluan (staret︠s︡),Archimandrite Sophrony

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 9780913836170

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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The companion volume to The Monk of Mount Athos. A classic of desert wisdom. It recalls the splendor and the profound mysticism of the great liturgical texts of the Orthodox Church.


Author: Archimandrite Ephraim of Vatopaidi,Nikolaos Loudovikos,Zacharias Archimandrite,Peter Archimandrite,Hieromonk Nikolai Sakharov,Georgios I. Mantzaridis,Gabriela Nun



Category: Religion

Page: 116

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I think that fr Sophrony’s theology has greatly contributed, in our times, to edify a Christian anthropology, which while respecting the Patristic tradition, at the same time expresses itself in a uniquely personal contemporary way. And even more than that: St Sophrony became himself a living flame of God’s Grace, by realising in himself this analogical consubstantiality described above. (From the Editorial) Contents: 1. The Dialogue of Elder Sophrony with his generation within his biography of Saint Silouan, ARCHIMANDRITE ZACHARIAS, 2. Theology as a Spiritual State in the life and the writings of St Sophrony the Athonite, ARCHIMANDRITE PETER, 3. Godforsakenness according to St Sophrony the Athonite, ARCHIMANDRITE EPHRAIM, 4. St Sophrony’s ‘Testament’: The Trinity as a model for monastic community, HIEROMONK NIKOLAI SAKHAROV, 5. The experience of temporality according to St Sophrony, GEORGIOS I. MANTZARIDIS, 6. Ecstasy as Descent: The Palamite and Maximian bedrock of the theology of St Sophrony, NIKOLAOS LOUDOVIKOS, 7. St Sophrony’s image of Christ in a liturgical perspective, NUN GABRIELA

The Patristic Witness of Georges Florovsky

Author: Georges Florovsky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567603563

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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Georges Florovsky (1893-1979) was one of the most prominent Orthodox theologians and ecumenists of the twentieth century. His call for a return to patristic writings as a source of modern theological reflection had a powerful impact not only on Orthodox theology in the second half of the twentieth century, but on Christian theology in general. Florovsky was also a major Orthodox voice in the ecumenical movement for four decades and he is one of the founders of the World Council of Churches. This book is a collection of major theological writings by George Florovsky. It includes representative and widely influential but now largely inaccessible texts, many newly translated for this book, divided into four thematic sections: Creation, Incarnation and Redemption, The Nature of Theology, Ecclesiology and Ecumenism, and Scripture, Worship and Eschatology. A foreword by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware presents the theological vision of Georges Florovsky and discusses the continuing relevance of his work both for Orthodox theology and for modern theology in general. The introduction by the Editors provides a theological and historical overview of Florovsky theology in teh context of his biography. The book includes explanatory notes, translation of patrisitc citations and an index.

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

Author: John Chryssavgis,Bruce V. Foltz,Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823251446

Category: Nature

Page: 487

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Can Orthodox Christianity offer unique spiritual resources especially suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case that yes, it can. In addition to being the first substantial and comprehensive collection of essays, in any language, to address environmental issues from the Orthodox point of view, this volume with contributions from the most highly influential theologians and philosophers in contemporary world Orthodoxy will engage a wide audience, in academic as well as popular circles--resonating not only with Orthodox audiences but with all those in search of a fresh approach to environmental theory and ethics that can bring the resources of ancient spirituality to bear on modern challenges.


Author: Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou

Publisher: Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist Essex, UK


Category: Religion

Page: 470

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The truly charismatic monk flees any honour as fire, knowing that it will extinguish the flame of love for God burning in his heart and stop the current of the divine will from flowing through him and guiding him. He would rather do everything to remain hidden from the eyes of this world so as not to be seen by men, but to be under the gaze of God’s eyes alone, ‘who seeth in secret and rewardeth openly.’ Neither does he seek consolation or support from this world but puts his only hope in the Lord, ‘which hope he has as an anchor of his soul’, leading him into that which is ‘within the veil.’

Alexandrian Legacy

Author: Mario Baghos,Doru Costache,Philip Kariatlis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443881228

Category: Religion

Page: 443

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This volume brings together contributions exploring a range of aspects of the Alexandrian patristic tradition from the second half of the second century to the first half of the fifth century, a tradition whose complex and significant legacy is at times misunderstood and, in some quarters, wholly neglected. With contributions by both Australian and international scholars, the fourteen chapters here highlight that, behind the complexity of this tradition, one finds a vibrant Christian spirit – granted, one that has successfully put on the flesh of Hellenistic culture – and a consistent striving towards the reformation and transformation of the human being according to the gospel. Furthermore, this volume contributes a nuanced voice to the scholarly choir which already hums a new song about Christian Alexandria and its representatives. Indeed, these contributions are interdisciplinary in approach, combining methods pertaining to the fields of historiography, theology and philosophy, pastoral care, hermeneutics, hagiography, and spirituality. By way of this complex approach, this book brings together areas which currently evolve in separate scholarly universes, which is wholly befitting to the complexities entailed by the ever-challenging Alexandrian legacy.