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Monastic conversation with Archimandrite Zacharias Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 18 February 2021 The nature of the love of God is a crucified love. Without crucifying ourselves, we cannot acquire divine love which has this character. When we give ourselves to prayer of repentance, we sometimes co...
The Tension of Hesychia (Stillness) Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 8 December 2020 The period we are now going through is characterised by the silent expectation of the greatest event under the sun, the coming in the Flesh of the Saviour God on earth. All the great events of God’s ...
‘Keep Thy Mind in Hell and in Me’ Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex UK 30 November 2020 Saint Symeon the New Theologian says that we do not benefit from the ‘glamorous’ way in which we celebrate a feast in the Church. Even if we bring down all the stars from heaven to adorn the church fo...
Conversation with Archimandrite Zacharias Weeping. The Swiftness of the Spirit Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex UK 24 November 2020 Weeping Question: Could we say that in the monastery everything happens purely because God is guiding the hearts of the other people? Answer: Everything will work out for salvation for those who lov...
The Judgment of God Archimandrite Peter, Abbot of Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex UK 20 November 2020 We meet three laws in this life. As soon as we appear in this world, even if our life is only one day, the first law we meet is the law of sin: ‘For who shall be pure from uncleanness? not even one; i...
Conversations with Father Zacharias – The risk of creation Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 24 September 2020 Question: If Christ has come and has made us a new creation, why is the law of sin still so active in us? Archim. Zacharias: Christ has not come to abolish the freedom of man. Man is still free to ...
Conversations with Father Zacharias – Envy Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 22 September 2020 Question: Is pride the cause of jealousy? Archim. Zacharias: There may be many causes, but above all it is lack of trust in God Who gives all things to all men. In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, th...
Conversations with Father Zacharias – Charismatic Theocracy Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 20 September 2020 Saint Silouan says that he never found an Elder that reached the measure of his father, who was so kind-hearted. He desired a meek Elder, not a fearful one with a mighty hand. Before he met Saint Silo...
Conversations with Father Zacharias – More on love Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 18 September 2020 Question: Sometimes it is difficult to accept that our God of love can pronounce such words as ‘outer darkness’ (Matt. 8:12) or ‘the worm that dies not’ (Mark 9:44). Archim. Zacharias: On the one han...
Conversations with Father Zacharias – The Crucified eros Archimandrite Zacharias Zacharou 16 September 2020 Question: If earthly life without the love of Christ is deprived of all good, how much more is this true in the other world? Living without this love will be ‘the gnashing of teeth’ (Matt. 8:12), ‘the...
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