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The Hidden Man of the Heart

(1 Peter 3:4): The Cultivation of the Heart in Orthodox Christian Anthropology, by Archimandrite Zacharias

The second edition is in print and available for purchase now!

The Hidden Man of the Heart consists of a series of presentations on the place of the heart in the spiritual life of the Christian, with special reference to the Hesychast tradition of the Orthodox Church, including two of the most influential figures in contemporary Christianity: Saint Silouan the Athonite (1866–1938) and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896–1993).

Delivered in Wichita, Kansas at the 2007 Clergy Brotherhood Retreat of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, each lecture is published here in full together with its corresponding Questions & Answers.


About the Author

The author is a disciple of the Elder Sophrony and a member of the Monastery of St. John the Baptist, England.


“Father Zacharias has inherited the rare and precious spiritual gift of ‘speaking a word’, an authentic word inspired by these contemporary spiritual giants [sc. St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony].”

The Right Reverend Basil Essey
Bishop of Wichita

“The writings of Archimandrite Zacharias evince that inspiration which is born of the undistorted vision of Christ in glory.”

Christopher Veniamin
Professor of Patristics
Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, USA