Transforming Psychological States into Spiritual Ones: Some Practical Advice from the Fathers
Dr. Christopher Veniamin presented the keynote address at the 2013 Parish Life Conference of the Dioceses of New York / Washington and Charleston / Oakland.
How do we live as Christians? Or perhaps a better way of framing the question would be, How do we die every day as disciples of Christ in this broken world of ours?
This presentation aims to give some practical advice on living the commandments of Christ, based on the theology of the Church Fathers, and in particular of St Gregory Palamas, St Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex.
Dr. Christopher Veniamin is Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and a spiritual son of Elder Sophrony Sakharov, a spiritual giant of the 20th century. He earned his M.A. in Theology from the University of Thessalonica and went on to receive his D.Phil. from Oxford University, under the direction of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware.