Tuesday, March 25, 2008

St Symeon the New Theologian

Today the Church celebrates the memory of one of the great proto-Hesychasts, St Symeon the New Theologian (life). I'm not sure if I'll have time today to write anything myself about this great saint, so I'll leave you with enough online resources to keep you busy for the day:
  • St Symeon, a few short excerpts from his writings in both Greek and English.
  • Hieromonk Alexander (Golitzin), review of the above book.
Now go READ!


Patrick Barnes said...

Thank you for these resources. More information about Bishop Hilarion's book is also on Google Books.

Felix Culpa said...

Thanks for this, Patrick. Bishop Hilarion's book (an edited version of his doctoral thesis at Oxford) really is superb. Unfortunately, since it's published by Oxford University Press, it's also absurdly expensive.

One of the great merits of the book - as indicated by the second half of its title - is that it demonstrates, in a scholarly manner, the continuity of the spiritual tradition of the Church. It's certainly worth getting through Inter-library Loan