Archimandrite Zacharias recapitulates and synthesizes both St. Silouan and his teacher, Fr. Sophrony of Essex, in a concise manner that brings the deepest aspects of our faith to any reader. Fr. Zacharias, a man of profound holiness and prayer, is truly a Holy Elder of our time and his writings are incomparably the best of our day.">
Book: Christ, Our Way and Our Life, by Archimandrite Zacharias

Book: Christ, Our Way and Our Life, by Archimandrite Zacharias

Book: Christ, Our Way and Our Life, by Archimandrite Zacharias

Book: Christ, Our Way and Our Life, by Archimandrite Zacharias
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"The central axis of his (Fr. Sophrony's) living theology is his deep investigation into the meaning of the personal or hypostatic principle in Divine Being and in humanity, and his description of certain features of humanity which determine man's final realization as far as this is possible within the limits of earthly life. This theology is presented as an account of man's personal experience of divine light. St. Silouan and his disciple and biographer Archimandrite Sophrony deserve a place in the history of the Church. The present study aims to establish the spiritual experience of these two men as a subject worthy of consideration in the academic circles of contemporary theology." --Archimandrite Zacharias

Archimandrite Zacharias, Ph. D., is a disciple of Elder Sophrony (of blessed memory), who was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos. Presently, Fr. Zacharias is a monk in the Monastery founded by Elder Sophrony: The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England. In his Monastery Fr. Zacharias lives according to his primary vocation which is that of a monastic, and functions as one of the spiritual fathers, humbly ministering the word of God to his brethren and the visitors. Fr. Zacharias is quite possibly the most profound witness to the Tradition of the Holy Orthodox Faith today. His writings and talks have such depth, clarity and profundity concerning the Truths of Holy Orthodox given to us in a contemporary voice. He recapitulates and synthesizes both St. Silouan and his teacher, Fr. Sophrony of Essex, in a concise manner that brings the deepest aspects of our faith to any reader. Fr. Zacharias, a man of profound holiness and prayer, is truly a Holy Elder of our time and his writings are incomparably the best of our day.



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