In an age obsessed with finding human solutions to spiritual problems, the ancient ministry of the God-bearing Elder is a Divine gift to contemporary man. Termed the “golden chain” by St. Symeon the New Theologian, this life-giving ministry of the Church is a precious inheritance passed down from Christ, through the Apostles, from one generation to the next, to our own day.
The lives and counsels of the holy Greek Elders contained in this volume attest to the continued vitality of this ancient ministry and to the importance of its preservation for the life of the Church today.
This volume includes a foreword by Dr. Georgios Mantzaridis of the University of Thessalonica, extensive commentary providing the context for the lives and counsels therein, detailed maps, and a glossary of theological terms, making it an invaluable source of spiritual orientation and enlightenment for every seeker of Christian Orthodoxy.
About the Author
H. Middleton is a graduate student of theology at the Theological School of Aristotle University of Thessalonica. He became Orthodox in 1995 while a student at Wheaton College in Illinois. Soon after receiving his BA from Wheaton he headed East to pursue theological study closer to the roots of Orthodox Christianity. This book is the fruit of his six years of living, studying, and traveling throughout Greece and Eastern Europe in search of living examples of Holy Orthodoxy.
- Publisher: Protecting Veil Press; 1st edition (2003)
- ISBN-10: 9608761409
- ISBN-13: 9789608761407
- Language: English
- Paperback: 216 pages