Collection: Mtp Hierotheos Vlachos
One of the foremost contemporary authorities on the Orthodox spiritual life, Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos, of Nafpaktos and Agios Vlassios in Greece, is a prolific writer, having authored more than 100 books, many of which have been translated into English.
His theological vision may be summed up in the following quotation, taken from his The Science of Spiritual Medicine. “The whole therapeutic method of the Orthodox Church is not aimed simply at making human beings morally and socially balanced, but at re-establishing their relationship with God and one another. This comes about through the healing of the soul's wounds and the cure of the passions through the Sacraments and the Church's ascetic practice.” — The Science of Spiritual Medicine: Orthodox Psychotherapy in Action