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Receive One Another : 101 Sermons / Metropolitan of Pergamon John D. Zizioulas Hardcover

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By: John D. Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon

101 Sermons of the late Metropolitan of Pergamon John (Zizioulas) sheds a whole new light on his character and theology.
In this 480-page book, we meet a shepherd who softens and nourishes the hearts of the faithful with pastoral sensibility, humility, and attention to the needs of the people.

This volume is dedicated to the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of St. John the Baptist in Essex, England, where many of these sermons were preached.

The cover is designed with details from the Metropolitan’s liturgical vestments with delicacy and taste, as a manifestation of “Creation as Eucharist.”

The sermon is a “ministry” or “priestly service” (Rom. 15:16). The word of God differs from every kind of human word, because it aims at transmitting the will of God to man, to revealing and transmitting to man the message of God’s love, the assurance that “God is with us” throughout our lives.

The goal of the sermon is to translate the message of the Gospel into the language and concepts of each particular era, centering it on the cultural context of a particular time and place. The foundation of the sermon must always remain the Scripture readings, both on Sundays as well as on the feasts of the saints. This is why the sermon is placed in the Divine Liturgy after the holy readings.

— Metropolitan John of Pergamon

Language: English
Number of pages: 476, softbound  
ISBN:978-1-936773-92-3

Published: 2023

John D. Zizioulas, Metropolitan of Pergamon, was previously the Professor of Systematic Theology at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and visiting Professor at King's College, London and the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is generally recognized as the most brilliant and creative theologian in the Church today. Metropolitan of Pergamon is dealing with the most contemporary, the most urgent, the most existential issues facing the Church today. The sermon is a “ministry” or “priestly service” (Rom. 15:16). The word of God differs from every kind of human word, because it aims at transmitting the will of God to man, to revealing and transmitting to man the message of God’s love, the assurance that “God is with us” throughout our lives. The goal of the sermon is to translate the message of the Gospel into the language and concepts of each particular era, centering it on the cultural context of a particular time and place. The foundation of the sermon must always remain the Scripture readings, both on Sundays as well as on the feasts of the saints. This is why the sermon is placed in the Divine Liturgy after the holy readings. —Metropolitan John of Pergamon