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November 8, 2008



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The Saving Work of Christ

The Saving Work of Christ is the second volume in the series, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas, and covers all the major events in God’s dispensation in the flesh, from the Birth of Christ to the Day of Pentecost.

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“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 is a saint from the 14th century; an ascetic and Metropolitan bishop of Thessalonica (1347-1359). He is the greatest exponent of Hesychasm.

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.