The Orthodox Church in the World: Talks and Discussions

Author: Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
Pages: 435pp

About the Book

Theological talks given by Metropolitan Hierotheos on the subjects that include Personalism and Person, Theology as Science and as Charisma, The Hesychastic Life according to St. Basil the Great, and Orthodox Psychotherapy, together with wide-ranging discussions that took place afterwards with the audiences. The final chapters is devoted to St. Paissy Velchikovsky – A Great Hesychast Father who 'unites the Holy Mountain with the Balkans and Russia.'

From the Preface by the Author:

I have been given the opportunity to visit many Orthodox Churches in the East and West and I ascertained that everywhere the same theological and liturgical tradition exists, and everywhere I have encountered brothers and sisters with the same problems and the same concerns.  This book is a token of my love for all Orthodox Christians all over the world, who strive to keep the Orthodox faith and tradition, even under difficult conditions. A selection of just some of the questions addressed by the author: Theoria and the Uncreated Light Paradise and Hades Elder Sophrony and the Person Hesychasm and Married People For New Deacons and Priests Obedience to the Spiritual Father Holy Communion and Confession Holy Communion and Holy Relics Birth Control Sorrow and Depression Children and the Church Children Facing Death Demonic Attacks on Children The Historical Context of the Life of St. Gregory Palamas Influence of the Holy Mountain on the Life of St. Gregory Palamas The Message of St. Gregory Palamas for our Era The Mysteries of the Church and Asceticism Curing People The Priest as Physician Confession and Healing The Soul of the Embryo and 'in vitro' fertilization Curing Passions Treating Drug Addicts The Nature of Political Authority and how to Transcend it Darwin's Theory of Evolution and the Greatness of Human Beings The Most Serious Illness Afflicting Humankind How to Find a Suitable Spiritual Father Technology and the Pastoral Ministry ……and many others