This book brings the reader together with holy physicians of the soul from the Orthodox patristic tradition, offering superbly clear examples of their method for diagnosing and healing many disorders of the soul. These holy fathers teach us that we cannot cure afflictions of the immortal soul simply by drugging the short-lived mortal brain. Only God can heal the afflictions of the soul that are causing such widespread psychological distress throughout the world today, because they are ultimately caused by our sinful passions.
St Nikolai of Zica (Velimirovic) (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence, and his Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians...
The Philokalia is an important collection of writings by Fathers of the Eastern Church dating from the fourth to the fourteenth century. It exists in three versions: the Greek, complied...
Saint Gabriel, schema-archimandrite of the Seven Lakes Monastery near Kazan (†1915), was one of the last great spiritual guides to grace Russia before the Revolution. In his early monastic life...