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In our era, we are witnessing a perpetual trivialisation of the word. The incalculable multitude of publications and relentless flood of information provided by the media and internet lead finally to an exhausting verbosity that slays the spirit. The mystery of the birth of the word in the heart of man requires hesychastic silence, during which the mind is baptised in the uncreated energy of grace and the heart becomes receptive to divine words.
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This book of Archimandrite Peter, the Abbot of our monastery, is an expanded version of his doctoral dissertation on the mystery of the word of God in the writings of Saint Sophrony. In truth, Saint Sophrony was above all a man in whom the word of God dwelt abundantly. Through the grace of the word conceived and borne in his heart, he performed his creative ministry as the Father and guide of many souls. Having seen the uncreated Light, he understood theology as the state of abiding in God. For him, theology was the narration of the event of his meeting with Christ during his rapture in the vision of divine Light. As he writes: “Authentic theology consists, not in the conjectures of man’s reason or the results of critical research but in a statement of the life into which man has been introduced by the action of the Holy Spirit.” Theology, then, is a gift of the Holy Spirit that quickens the heart of man. Whoever acquires this gift becomes a luminary in the world and possesses the word of life.’
EPILOGUE: ‘How do the perfect speak?’
Index of Biblical References
Translated from Greek: Τὸ Μυστήριο τοῦ Λόγου στὸν Γέροντα Σωφρόνιο