On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Fr Peter Heers will be visiting Saint Tikhon's Seminary and Monastery. He will be giving a spiritual analysis of the new book, The Life of Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, by Elder Isaac.
This is the definitive life of the Elder. They've been translating and editing the book for about 5 years now. It is over 750 pages in length. It is already a "classic" in Greece and has been translated into about a dozen languages. Key aspects of the Elder's life and teaching which have an especially potent and important meaning for Orthodox in America will be touched upon.
Major spiritual themes emphasized by the elder, such as: human justice vs. divine justice, philotimo vs. egotism, and spiritual heroism, among others, will be presented. Those issues are selected which need some "translation" and "amplification" for the American Orthodox Christian. Also, two letters written by the elder which have been circulated in Greece, but which have remained unpublished and untranslated into English, will be discussed. These are texts which are very helpful in understanding the challenges of the times and the Church's proper response to these.
Fr Peter will giving his presentation at noon in the Seminary refectory.