Community of Saint John the Baptist, Essex
Prayer as Infinite Creation
Hypostatic Prayer: The Measure of Perfection
Man’s ‘daily bread’ is above all that which imparts to him the energy of God, that energy which gave him life in the beginning, and which has sustained and nourished his soul and spirit ever since. Thus, this energy ‘creates individual essence’ (ousiopoios), because it gives man substance, constitution and hypostasis; it is life-giving (zoopoios), because it gives him life, and life in abundance. It ‘creates logical reason’ (logopoios), because it makes man a reasonable being in the image of the Son and Logos of the Father Who is ‘the Firstborn among many brethren’. It is deifying (theopoios), because it refashions him, sanctifies him and perfects him as a worthy citizen and light-bearing child of the Kingdom of Heaven. ‘Christ’s words, realised in life, make man a god.’
The Otherness of Love
The Mystery of Christian Life
The spiritual inheritance passed down from St. Silouan to St. Sophrony to Fr. Zacharias is invaluable as it speaks with such clarity to the needs of our time. That has been my experience - first as a seminarian, and now as a young priest. I routinely draw on the publications of the work of St. Silouan, St. Sophrony, Archim. Zacharias, & Archim. Peter - both for myself and for my pastoral work in the parish. The way these publications speak of the Gospel and the fulness of the life in Christ has been uniquely helpful to me personally and in my work as a priest.
I would also like to offer my thanks for the physical quality and overall appearance/aesthetic of the books themselves. The clothbound hardback with stamped text & logo makes for a superior look and feel for the books. The high-quality paper, uncrowded pages, and even the font, all contribute to the unparalleled reading experience. I appreciate that the books available in hardback will lay flat. Additionally, I have greatly appreciated recent publications - such as At the Doors of Holy Lent - that included two-color text and a ribbon bookmark.
Thank you for continuing to release Fr. Zacharias’s writings. They are incredibly encouraging personally and very helpful for pastoring. As a mission-planting priest, these books have enabled me to connect the hard work we are doing here with God’s desire for our salvation. I hope Fr. Zacharias is able to continue publishing for a long time.
I have read everything available from Archimandrite Zacharias, and yet every time I embark on reading his latest work, it's like I'm clinging to a tiny but precious thread that leads all the way to eternity. I am forever grateful for his wisdom and utterly penetrating insights into the nature of Orthodoxy and God's infinite love for His children, even when they turn away or don't realize His presence. More than ever, the world needs a voice like Archimandrite Zacharia's.
Archimandrite Zacharias books are like a good movie- I cannot stop reading them!!!!
I have recently purchased Christ, Our Way and Our Life from you and I am so very glad that I have. As an Anglican it is one of the most powerful works that I have ever read. Although I am only part way through, it has illuminated my thought with a clarity that I have not felt outside of Holy Scripture. I give my genuine thanks.