Collection: Archimandrite Zacharias
The Very Reverend Dr. Zacharias Zacharou is a disciple of St. Sophrony the Athonite, and Spiritual Father of the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, in Essex, England.
Of Cypriot heritage, Fr Zacharias is the official translator of St. Sophrony the Athonite’s writings from Russian into Greek, and holds degrees in Theology from the Institute of St. Sergius in Paris, France, and the University of Thessalonica, Greece, also receiving the degree of Doctor of Theology from the latter institution for his work on the theology of St. Sophrony the Athonite, which was published in English as Christ, Our Way and Our Life: A Presentation of the Theology of Archimandrite Sophrony (2003).
Archimandrite Zacharias is fluent in Greek, English, French and Russian, and is intimately familiar with the Greek and Russian liturgical traditions.
In May of 2011 he was awarded the honorary doctorate from Saint Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the spiritual life of the Church in America.