Archimandrite Zacharias (Zacharou)
In these lectures Father Zacharias unfolds the major contours of the theology of the great contemporary elders St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony, given to our generation by our man-loving and gracious God. This edifying lecture series was originally delivered at the invitation of His Grace, Bishop Basil of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, at the Diocese's 2001 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat, and is published here with the blessing of the author.
Lecture 1: Introduction: St. Silouan and His Disciple, the Elder Sophrony
Lecture 2: Man’s Birth into Eternal Life: Seeing Christ’s Shape and Hearing His Voice
Lecture 3: Keep Thy Mind in Hell and Despair Not: A Word of God for Our Generation
Lecture 4: God’s Work of Salvation and Man
Lecture 5: Prayer: The Way of Creation, Prayer as Personal Communion, Pure Prayer
Lecture 6: On the Jesus Prayer: Prayer for the Whole World as the Manifestation par excellence of Personhood
Lecture 7: Spiritual Fatherhood as a Ministry of Reconciliation Between Man and God
Lecture 8: Homily: The Presentation of Christ that Justified God and Man
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.