Orthodox Book Discussion
Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: The Lives & Counsels of Contemporary Elders of Greece
Weekly Lent Book Discussions Beginning March 1, 2017
In an age obsessed with psychology, medicine, and human solutions to spiritual problems, the ancient ministry of the god-bearing elder is a divine gift to contemporary man. Termed the "golden chain" by St. Symeon the New Theologian, this life-giving ministry of the Church is a precious inheritance passed down from Christ, through the Apostles, from one generation to the next, to our own day. The lives and counsels contained in this volume attest to the continued vitality of this ancient ministry and to the importance of its preservation for the life of the Church today. -from the back cover
From the Bookseller:
This volume presents the lives and counsels of eight contemporary Elders of Greece: Amphilochios of Patmos, Epiphanios of Athens, Iakovos of Evia, Joseph the Hesychast, Paisios the Athonite, Philotheos of Paros, Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia, and George of Drama. The text includes extensive commentaries on the lives and counsels, detailed maps, and a glossary of theological terms, making it an invaluable source of spiritual orientation and enlightenment for every seeker of Christian Orthodoxy.
Each Wednesday during Lent the church community will meet after the 6 P.M. Liturgy of Presantified gifts for a Lenten pot-luck dinner in the taverna. Following dinner, we will discuss a few chapters of Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit, available in both the bookstore and church library.
Our first meeting will be March 1. Join us for evenings that are sure to deepen your Lenten experience!
Please note: discussions of spiritual material with your father confessor, spiritual father or mother are strongly encouraged.