Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas is the title of a new series, in which many of Saint Gregory’s extant homilies are arranged thematically, principally for the benefit of the layperson interested in the rich Biblical tradition of the Church Fathers.
Miracles of the Lord is the fifth volume in the series, and covers the Healing of the Paralysed Man in Capernaum, the Raising of Lazarus, the Healing of the Blind Men, the Raising of the Widows Child, the Healing of the Man Possessed by Devils, and the Healing of the Ten Lepers.
“Saint Gregory gave to the Church what is surely the most complete synthesis and perfect formulation of the Apostolic tradition of all generations. His theology, in a charismatic and existential way, recapitulates, in its entirety, the spiritual experience of the saints of the Old and New Testaments . . . The sermons of Saint Gregory Palamas, in spirited and uncomplicated idiom, render his entire life’s work accessible to the people of God. In fact, they form the most complete introduction not only to his theology, but to the theology of all the great Fathers of the Church.” – Archimandrite Zacharias, Monastery of St. John the Baptist, England
About the Author, St. Gregory Palamas
St. Gregory represents Orthodox theology at its most sublime. Patristic theology in the fourteenth century, of which St. Gregory is indubitably the greatest exponent, touched the very boundaries of theological expression.
St. Gregory’s sermons are among the finest in Patristic literature. In his treatment of the manifold themes contained therein, he is remarkably consistent in maintaining a balance between originality of thought and strict adherence to the tradition of his predecessors. Moreover, his genius resides in the ease with which he demonstrates, as only a master of the spiritual life can, the refreshingly practical significance of the doctrines of the Church for the Life in Christ.
About the Editor, Dr. Christopher Veniamin
Christopher Veniamin is a disciple of Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov).
Born and raised in London, of Greek Cypriot parents, Dr. Veniamin holds the four-year first degree in theology from the University of Thessalonica in Greece, his doctoral degree in theology from the University of Oxford in England, and is Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in Pennsylvania. Dr. Veniamin joined the STS faculty in the fall of 1994, and on September 31, 2005, received the distinct honor of being elected its first ever full professor.
An avid cantor, Professor Veniamin also holds the four-year degree in Byzantine Chant from the SS. Romanus Molodus and John Damascene School of Ecclesiastical Music in Thessalonica, and is a pupil of Eleftherios Georgiades, former Lampadarios of the Great Church of Christ.