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Dr. John Chryssavgis is an author and theologian serving as Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch. In the Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers ( Treasures of the World’s Religions) Jun 06, by John Chryssavgis, Kallistos . Office Theologian, Ecumenical Assistant, Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations. Photo of Rev. Archdeacon John Chryssavgis.

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He has published over thirty books and numerous articles in several languages. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He received a diploma in Byzantine Music from the Greek Conservatory of Music in and was awarded a chryssavis scholarship to St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His research has specialised in the ascetic thought and practice of the early Church, especially from the desert tradition of Egypt 4th century through the regions of Palestine 5th—6th centuries and Sinai 7th century.

As a child in Australia, Father John Chryssavgis grew up listening to and hearing the lives of the saints. What really distinguishes his treatment, though, is his compassion for these ancient figures, his ability to meet them as fellow human beings who, like us, find themselves caught up in a mysterious and challenging spiritual journey.


Other recent services to the Church include his involvement, inin organizing and directing the press office for the meetings of the Pope and the Patriarch in Jerusalem and Istanbul.

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He communicates the spirit of their supernatural, practical Christian humanism, which is always informed by humility, charity, and a keen discernment of human nature. He also is fascinated by etymology, the study of how the meanings of words develop and change over time.

Views Read Edit View history. Orthodox Churches still have much to learn about tolerance—towards other faiths, other cultures, other Churches, other communities.

Father John has always considered his publications for adults as preparation for writing for children. Councils are the natural way for Orthodoxy to govern itself.


His publications focus on medieval theology, as well as on the history of the Eastern Church. And it is perilous to associate sacramental unity with territorial entitlement. He specializes in johh theology and twentieth-century Russian religious thought.

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Yet the Great Council was less about agreements and more about showing a readiness to initiate a more transparent conversation with the modern world, rather than to remain cocooned in its medieval chrysszvgis. Online Library of Articles. Page 1 of 1. He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.


Bartholomew is boldly cultivating a culture of openness and engagement in the face of unrelenting criticism. In the long run, by recognising the Orthodox Church of Ukraine as autocephalous, the Orthodox Church will acquire a new member—by an eerily similar process as led to the recognition of several other self-governing national Churches, including those of Greece, Bulgaria, and the Czech Lands and Slovakia.

Indian Voices on Nature. The fathers and mothers of early Christian Egypt come alive in this fine study, with the added benefit of an original translation of the Reflections of Abba Zosimas.

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Low to High Price: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. He believes that if authors of religious books cannot articulate a teaching clearly and simply enough for children to grasp, then they have not properly understood the teaching themselves.

The council had provided a forum for airing religious concerns and vetting territorial contentions.