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Publisher: Holy Cross Press

St. John Chrysostom
John Chryssavgis


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Love, Sexuality, and the Sacrament of Marriage

Two essays, "Love and Sexuality in the Image of Divine Love" and "The Sacrament of Marriage: The Orthodox Service" introduce the reader to the Orthodox perspective on this all-important issue. With extensive excerpts from twenty-two Church fathers and modern Orthodox theologians

Fr. John Chryssavgis is well known as a deeply knowledgeable and sensitive interpreter of Orthodox ascetic and mystical writings. Here he turns his insight and pastoral experience to the subject of passionate love (eros) as it reflects, in marriage as in celibacy, the all-consuming love of God for human persons. Profoundly ecclesial in its perspective, throughoutly groudned in authentic Orthodox Tradition concerning the mystery of divine and human love, this splendid volume will nurture any Christian married or celibate who seeks to udnerstand the intimate relation between chastity and passion, eros, and ecstasy. -Fr. John Breck, St. Sergius Theological Institute, Paris

John Chryssavgis is a Greek Orthodox clergyman an dtheologian and currently serves as theological advisor to the Religious and Scientific Committee of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. His previous works include Soul Mending: The Art of Spiritual Direction; Repentance and Confession in the Orthodox Church; The Way of the Fathers: Exploring Patristic Mind, and Beyond the Shattered Image: Orthodox Perspectives on the Environment.

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