Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How to Learn Orthodox Theology

Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash) writes:
Abbot Gregorios of Docheiariou would sometimes gather the newer monks in his cell after Compline to sing through parts of the next morning's canons from the Paraklitiki [Oktoechos]. This also gave him the opportunity to comment on the texts themselves, because, as he used to say, "If you want to learn Orthodox theology, you find it in the Paraklitiki, Triodion and Pentecostarion."
Photograph: Abbot Gregorios of Docheiariou, Mount Athos.

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