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The Art of Salvation

  • The Art of Salvation

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The Art of Salvation

Elder Ephraim of St. Anthony's Monastery


From the Prologue by His Eminence Hierotheos, Metropolitan of Nafpaktos and St. Vlasios:

   "The text contained in this book The Art of Salvation are homilies to the monks of the Holy Monastery of Philotheou and Mount Athos, as well as to laypeople, primarily of the United States, who are his spiritual children and whom he guides in the spiritual life.

  The characteristic feature of these homilies is their combination of theology with pastoral care. Indeed, when I speak of theology, I am not referring to academic knowledge, which of course is necessary in certain instances in the Church's historical life, but rather the theology that is a gift, which manifests itself as the experience of God as well as knowledge of the uncreated words and ideas that are perpetually transmitted as a teaching via created words and meanings. Elder Ephraim himself was obedient to a sanctified elder: Elder Joseph the Hesychast. He lived with noetic prayer, as he was instructed by this ascetical elder and hesychast...and later he acquired the ability to discern the spirits, which is the true gift of theology. This theology then becomes a pastoral science that is used to shepherd and guide spiritual children."


33 Homilies on the Spiritual Life

398 pages, hardbound.

Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.25"