Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
Explore the depths of what it means to be a human person called to union and communion with the Living God, through Father Zacharias’ insightful reflections on the life and ministry of Elder Sophrony (Sakharov). These lectures have since been expanded and codified in a text by Father Zacharias entitled, "Man, the Target of God". Father Zacharias a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony and a long-time member of the monastery of St. John the Baptist, founded by Elder Sophrony in Essex, England in 1959. Father Zacharias is also the primary conduit in contemporary Orthodoxy of the life and teaching of Elder Soprhony, and has written many books in which he articulates Father Sophrony's inspired teachings. Patristic Nectar Publications is honored to host these lectures by such an esteemed lecturer as Father Zacharias.
Lecture 1: The Hypostatic Mode of Existence in the Life and Ministry of Elder Sophrony
Lecture 2: The Hypostatic Principle as a Gift of the Triune God
Lecture 3: The Manifestation of the Divine and Human Hypostases
Lecture 4: The Portrait of Personhood in St. Silouan
Lecture 5: An Itinerary of the Human Persona
Lecture 6: Hypostatic Prayer: A Supreme Gift
Lecture 7: Theology as a Spiritual State of the Person
ARCHIMANDRITE ZACHARIAS, Ph. D., is a disciple of Elder Sophrony (of blessed memory), who was a disciple of St. Silouan of Mount Athos. Fr. Zacharias has been for forty years a monk in the Monastery founded by Elder Sophrony: The Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist, Tolleshunt Knights by Maldon, Essex, England.