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eBook The Enlargement of the Heart: Be ye also enlarged (2 Corinthians 6:13) in the Theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex ePub

by Christopher Veniamin,Archimandrite Zacharias

  • ISBN: 0977498328
  • Category: Theology
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Christopher Veniamin,Archimandrite Zacharias
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mount Thabor Publishing; 1st edition (August 8, 2012)
  • Pages: 254
  • ePub book: 1284 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Archimandrite Zacharias is a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony, who was a. .

Archimandrite Zacharias is a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony, who was a spiritual son of Saint Silouan. In the writings of Saint Silouan and Elder Sophrony, I encountered a God I had never known before, leading to a life I had never dreamt possible, and all achieved in the most astonishing of ways. Also the occasion of the Book, the 2001 clergy brotherhood retreat, gives the book an interactive quality as the reader hears the concerns of current pastors trying to aid their flock and in return given practical answers and direction.

Archimandrite Zacharias, however, does a brilliant job keeping his lectures simple yet deep. This was a great book to read. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on the Jesus Prayer. In this chapter he tells us that two factors are indispensable when praying the Jesus Prayer. The first is the faithful effort made by man to focus his attention in his heart, and humbly predispose his spirit. I appreciate the Scripture cross references included in the book, as well as the original questions and answers at the end of the lecture.

Christopher Veniamin is a disciple of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov). Born and raised in London, of Greek Cypriot parents, Dr. Veniamin holds the four-year Degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica in Greece, his doctoral degree in theology from the University of Oxford in England, and is Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Pennsylvania. Dr. Veniamin joined the STS faculty in the fall of 1994, and on September 31, 2005, received the distinct honor of being elected its first ever full professor.

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The Enlargement of the Heart : Be Ye Also Enlarged (2 Corinthians 6:13) in the Theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. by Archimandrite Zacharias.

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be ye also enlarged" (2 Corinthians 6:13) in the theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and elder Sophrony of Essex. 2nd American ed. by Zacharias Archimandrite. Published 2012 by Mount Thabor Pub. in Dalton, PA. Written in English. Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Enlargement of the Heart: "Be ye also enlarged" (2 Corinthians 6:13) in the Theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. Monitor This Product. An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith.

Sophrony (Sakharov) (23 September 1896, in Moscow – 11 July 1993, in Tolleshunt Knights ) or Elder Sophrony was an archimandrite and one of the noted ascetic Christian monks of the twentieth century. He is best known as the disciple and biographer of St Silouan the Athonite and compiler of St Silouan's works, and as the founder of the Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, Essex, England.

Now including: Index of Scriptural References, Index of Names and Subjects. The Enlargement of the Heart consists of a remarkable series of presentations on the nature and purpose of human existence in St. Silouan the Athonite (1866-1938) and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993), and an Appendix comprised of two lectures on Monasticism. Delivered in Wichita, Kansas at the 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, each lecture is published here in full together with its Asides and corresponding Questions & Answers.

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Thabel Thabel
The perfect book for lent. I have looked forward to this book for a long time. So glad to have found it.
Unereel Unereel
Enlargement of the Heart is a wonderful overview of the theology of Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony concerning the nature and purpose of existence as presented by Archimandrite Zacharias at a series of lectures in 2001. As noted above, this text is a transcription of those presentations and includes the question and answer sessions. Archimandrite Zacharias is a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony, who was a spiritual son of Saint Silouan.

An overview is given of the lives of both Saint Silouan and Elder Sophrony, and in-depth discussions on prayer, salvation, the nature and purpose of spiritual fatherhood, monasticism, and other related topics that are firmly rooted in scriptural and patristic tradition. Archimandrite Zacharias does not simply repeat what he has heard, but distills their teachings and passes them onto us after spending much of his life living what he learned from his spiritual father. There is much profit to be had in reading this book.

A great book to read after Enlargement of the Heart, is The Hidden Man of the Heart (1 Peter 3:4): The Cultivation of the Heart in Orthodox Christian Anthropology by the same author. This is also a transcription of a series of presentations given in 2007. It is recommended to read the two books in order, beginning with this text.
Armin Armin
"The Enlargement of the Heart" is a wonderful contribution to Orthodox Christian spiritual writings in the English language. The author is the spiritual son of Elder Sophrony of Essex, widely recognized as a very important elder of the twentieth century. Elder Sophrony, in turn, was the spiritual son of St. Silouan the Athonite, who was himself a major event in the life of the Orthodox Church. This distillation of their theology is significant not only in fact, but because Fr. Zacharias is man who follows in the same tradition as those he writes about. He doesn't simply repeat, he digests and gives to us in a way that we can receive these things that are so important. A must read for all those interested in entering upon a deeper level of spiritual life and maturity.
Kakashkaliandiia Kakashkaliandiia
In the writings of Saint Silouan and Elder Sophrony, I encountered a God I had never known before, leading to a life I had never dreamt possible, and all achieved in the most astonishing of ways. Archimandrite Zacharias' exceptional book, "The Enlargement of the Heart in the Theology of Saint Silouan and Elder Sophrony," achieves just what the title suggests for its readers: it enlarges their hearts to receive Saint Silouan's and Elder Sophrony's life-transforming truths.

As a true theologian of the heart, Father Zacharias expounds the theology of Saint Silouan and Elder Sophrony in such areas as the fulfillment of our purpose in life, the vision of God, overcoming our passions, the role of a Spiritual Father, pure prayer, and even marriage. On the latter he writes, "Through marriage, we are taught selfless love, which is an image of the Love of God. Not to care for ourselves, but for the other - that is selfless love.... Then, truly, even marriage becomes a paradise."

Please accept my challenge: read "Saint Silouan the Athonite" by Elder Sophrony and use Father Zacharias' "The Enlargement of the Heart" as both a commentary and expansion on it, and discover for yourself how your life will be set on an entirely different way, the surprising Way of our Lord Himself.
Larosa Larosa
Father Zacharias's book is one of the most valuable books I have ever read. It is on the same level with The Philokalia, The Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian and the Homilies of St. John Chrysostom. Anyone drawn to these books must read this one as well.

The structure of the book is a transcription of a series of lectures by Father Zacharias which are followed by a question and answer session. The result is an extraordinary combination of theology and spiritual guidance for living it. Moreover, because Father Zacharias speaks with the Holy Spirit, he is able to convey his ideas with remarkable clarity and simplicity. This is a book for everyone.

If you read this book, you will feel as if you are listening to a great Elder and hearing the Holy Spirit. Please do so.

Please pray for me.
Ziena Ziena
Archimandrite Zacharias offers the reader a chance to understand the spiritual tradition of the Orthodox Church as expressed in our modern day by St. Silouan the Athonite and his disciple Elder Sophrony of Essex. In the first chapter, Fr. Zacharias, sites several opinions concerning the work of St. Silouan. He makes reference to St. Justin Popovich and St. Nikolai Velimirovich, contemporaries of St. Silouan, who viewed the work of St. Silouan as, or more important than the writings of Symeon the New Theologian. Thus the source and content of Fr. Zacharias' book is that of the most significant theological writer of at least the past century, if not longer. Also the occasion of the Book, the 2001 clergy brotherhood retreat, gives the book an interactive quality as the reader hears the concerns of current pastors trying to aid their flock and in return given practical answers and direction. A must read for priests, especially the newly ordained!