Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
Archimandrite Zacharias provides a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the writings of St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex. His Grace, Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America, introduces this series with these words, “In Father Zacharias’ words and very person we hear the mind of the Church in ways that we usually do not hear it, for in Father’s Zacharias teaching we touch the saints, both Elder Sophrony and St. Silouan… He presents a tapestry of Christian experience… Let us attend so that you too might be woven into that tapestry that we know as sacred tradition.” These lectures culminated in a book entitled "The Hidden Man of the Heart". The highly esteemed Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou), is the spiritual son of the late Elder Sophrony of Essex.
Lecture 1: The Mystery of Man's Heart
Lecture 2: The Awakening of the Heart
Lecture 3: The Awakening of the Heart through the Fear of Death
Lecture 4: The Building Up of the Heart through the Grace of Repentance
Lecture 5: Go in and You will Find Rest
Lecture 6: The Building Up of the Heart through Vigilance and Prayer
Lecture 7: On the Gift of Speaking in Tongues
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.