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Fr. Lev Gillet. Talk at St. Basil's House. 17 April 1980

In the writings of a Hebrew theologian of the 12th century who lived in Spain there is a passage in…

Theme: Prayer, Spiritual life, Death   Place: Churches, religious bodies   Period: 1976-1980   Genre: Talk


Beheading of St. John the Baptist. 11 September 1969

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are accustomed to turn to God for…

Theme: The feasts of the Church, Faith, Doubt   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


On facing suffering. 1 February 1969

It is about facing suffering that I am going to speak, not on suffering considered from a philosophical point of…


Prayer and Life. 1969

It is a joy to have the opportunity of bearing witness to some­thing that strikes me and touches my heart,…

Theme: Prayer   Place: France, Belgium, Finland and other European countries   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


Prayer and holiness in the contemporary world. Louvain. November 1968

HOLINESS Before speaking about prayer and holiness in the contemporary world, I want to point out something that we always…

Theme: Prayer, Saints and Holiness, Discipline   Place: Churches, religious bodies   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


On Communion. 27 October 1968

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Through living the whole life of the church,…

Theme: Sacraments   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


Law and Grace. 2 October 1968

In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. The words which Saint Paul addresses…

Theme: Epistles, Spiritual life   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


Freedom. 22 March 1968

Dostoyevsky says somewhere that one should speak either of things one knows or of things one likes and, as probably…

Theme: Freedom   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk



The unjust steward. Lecture V. 11 March 1968

In our last talk we mentioned the unjust Steward, and I want to say a few words of introduction, concerning…

Theme: Gospel parables   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


An introduction to Lent. 17 February 1968

This talk was given by Metropolitan Anthony to the London Group of the Fellowship of Saint Alban and Saint Sergius…


On Epiphany. 5 January 1968

The word “Epiphany” means manifestation… At the festival of the Epiphany four events were commemorated – the Nativity of Christ,…


World Congress on Faiths. 1 January 1968

… his face must have appeared as ugly to men, He was a criminal, and the danger to which He…

Theme: Christ   Place: Conferences   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Rebirth of faith. BBC. Ten to eight. 1968

Until the middle of my teens I was an unbeliever – an aggressive one at that, as many are. I…

Theme: Faith, Experience   Place: Media   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Nativity sermon. 25 December 1967

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Helpless love is both salvation and judgement; helplessness…

Theme: The Incarnation, The feasts of the Church   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


On weekly readings of the Gospel. 26 November 1967

The Gospel is read in the church at every service, at every service we are standing around this word of…

Theme: The Gospel   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


The true worth of man. The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford. 22 October 1967

EDITORIAL NOTES * * Autumn 1967 has also seen the fiftieth anniversary of the Russian revolution. There is not space…


Mysticism. London Art School. 18 October 1967

May I first express my gratitude to the Principal and Vice-Principal for inviting me to speak to you. May I…

Theme: Faith, Spiritual life   Place: Universities, colleges   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Prayer today. Taize. 2 September 1967

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom’s answer to a question asked at Taize, France, by a group of young people: What value has…


Orthodoxy. Talk 5. 14 June 1967

We have devoted most of this year to the discussion of, not the problem, but the mystery and the reality…


Orthodoxy. Talk 4. 3 May 1967

We have been speaking for a certain time about the revelation of God, and I think I have insisted enough,…

Theme: Christ, The Incarnation   Place: The Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Serguis   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Dialogue on Revelation with Edmund Leach. April 1967

Dialogue between Edmund and Anthony: Revelation Edmund Leach, Provost of King’s College, Cambridge; Anthony Bloom, Archbishop of Sourozh. Edmund: I…

Theme: Dialogues with atheists   Place: Universities, colleges   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Interview


Orthodox spirituality. Talk 1. The Resurrection and the Cross. Geneva. 30 March 1967

In a talk, even a rather long one, it would not be possible to speak of Orthodox spirituality in its…


Orthodoxy. Talk 3. 22 March 1967

At the end of our last talk we came to a point where it seemed to be necessary for us…

Theme: Faith, Experience, Knowledge   Place: The Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Serguis   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Sunday before the Sunday of Forgiveness. 6 March 1967

In the Name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Right at the beginning of Lent…

Theme: Gospel parables, Great Lent, Spiritual life   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


Prodigal son. 26 February 1967

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The parable of the Prodigal Son speaks to…

Theme: Gospel parables, Spiritual life   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


On the Church. A catechetical exercise. 1967

Today, when somehow the divisions of the Church seem paramount in people’s minds, it is good to be reminded of…


The Gospel. Lecture 3. The Prodigal Son. 1967-1968

At the centre of the Gospel there is the meeting between God and man, and the meeting between man and…

Theme: The Gospel, Gospel parables   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


The Gospel. Lecture 2. 1967-1968

Although I think I will be repeating things which a certain number of you have already heard and are very…

Theme: The Gospel   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


The Gospel. Lecture 1. 1967-1968

Our plan this year is to take a certain amount of passages in the Gospel and to give a commentary…

Theme: The Incarnation, The Gospel, The vocation of man   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Body and matter in spiritual life. 1967

The origin of this paper is to be found in a question which I was asked sometime ago, as to…


Orthodoxy. Talk 2. 9 November 1966

I would like to begin today’s talk with the same analogy with which I began last time, that of the…

Theme: Faith, Experience, Knowledge   Place: The Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Serguis   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Belief in Christ. 27 October 1966

I met Christ as a Person at a moment when I needed Him in order to live, at a moment…

Theme: Christ, The Incarnation, Intercession, Experience   Place: Churches, religious bodies   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Orthodoxy. Talk 1. 19 October 1966

My intention is not to give a systematic and contrasting series of talks to make Orthodoxy different from other faiths…


The Last Supper. 19 June 1966

When the Lord instituted at the Last Supper that mystery of our faith which we call the Holy Liturgy or…

Theme: Liturgy, Sacraments   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Sermon


Genesis. Lecture 13 (7). 6 June 1966

I think we should now stop and think and ask ourselves how evil should be dealt with. First of all…

Theme: The Old Testament, Creation of the world, The fall   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Genesis. Lecture 12 (6). 2 May 1966

The story of the appearance of evil in the Garden of Eden is connected with the serpent. We can discuss…

Theme: The Old Testament, Creation of the world, The fall   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Genesis. Lecture 11 (5). 18 April 1966

The question of evil appears quite different in two contexts. If you look at the Bible and the fall of…

Theme: The Old Testament, Creation of the world, The fall   Place: London Parish   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Night thoughts. Facing the world with God. 1966

Talk 1: We can flee responsibilities, but we cannot avoid facing the world and its terrors.   Can we do this…

Theme: Spiritual life   Place: Media   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Suffering. 1966

When someone is ill, obviously it is not the moment to come and say, “H’m! You are ill. You do…

Theme: Suffering and pain, Death, Medical ethics   Place: Medical institutions   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


The meaning of love. 1966

Archbishop Anthony Bloom originally trained as a surgeon in Paris. He is now Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in…

Theme: Love   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Talk


Where to light a candle. 1966

Metropolitan Anthony: The Eucharistic celebration, the communion service has got one particular quality: it is an act of God. Because…

Theme: Liturgy, Orthodoxy   Place: Media   Period: 1966-1970   Genre: Interview


Vatican II and the Eastern Churches. Two short comments. May 1965

Archbishop Anthony: [1] FIRST OF ALL, I wish to express my joy at being in your midst again, and the…


One of great price. Foreword. 1965

O, I have suffered With those that I saw suffer. Tempest, I, ii, 5. The words of Shakespeare’s Miranda might…


Ordination of deacon Sergey Hakkel to priesthood. 12 July 1964

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. What I have got to say I should…

Theme: Worship, Sacraments, The Church   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Sermon


Genesis. Lectures 9 and 10. 1964 - 1966

We have until now listened to given points of view which are that commonly expounded in the Orthodox Church. But…


Genesis. Lecture 8. 1964 - 1966

In the last talk we have discussed the two records of man’s creation in Genesis. The one given in the…


Genesis. Lecture 7. 1964 - 1966

We have now come to the point when it is time to examine the creation of man. We have already…


Genesis. Lecture 4. 1964 - 1966

In our reading of the first chapter of Genesis we have insisted so far on the act of creation, on…


Genesis. Lecture 3. 1964 - 1966

In previous lectures we have seen that at the root of our existence there is a concrete basic relation with…


Genesis. Lecture 2. 1964 - 1966

Last time I pointed out the difference between the act of creation, which is summed up in the first verse…

Theme: The Old Testament, Creation of the world   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Genesis. Lecture 1. 1964 - 1966

The subject of this year’s talks will be Genesis, and most probably only the beginning of Genesis. And I should…

Theme: The Old Testament, Creation of the world   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Would we recognise Christ if we lived then?. 1964-1965

I want to share with you some kind of discovery I have made: I have come by accident upon the…

Theme: Christ, Faith, Prayer, Spiritual life   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Interview on Orthodox views of Rome and the world. 20 June 1963

Interview granted by His Eminence Archbishop Antony, Exarch of the Patriarch of Mos­cow in Western Europe, to Mr. Gabriel Matzneff,…


Some aspects of the doctrine of creation. 1963

I would like if I may to take up a few categories which belong to the mystery and the fact…

Theme: Freedom, Creation of the world, Created world, matter   Place: Conferences   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 9. 1963-1964

Today we are going to deal with the subject to which the argument led last time. We came to a…

Theme: Spiritual life, The body, Created world, matter   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 8. The Holy Spirit. 1963-1964

I am going to speak today of the Holy Spirit, centring our discussion on the event of Pentecost, Whit Sunday;…

Theme: The Holy Spirit   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 7. The Resurrection of Christ. 1963-1964

We have spoken last time of Passion Week, and although we have left a great deal unsaid, I would like…

Theme: Christ, The Gospel   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 6. The Holy Week. 1963-1964

As Holy Week is drawing close, I have been asked by a certain number of people to break again the…

Theme: Christ, The feasts of the Church   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 4. On the Incarnation. 1963-1964

I would like to make a break in the normal series of our talks and say something about the Incarnation…

Theme: The Incarnation   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 3. 1963-1964

I would like to come back to a point which was discussed at the end of the last meeting and…

Theme: Faith, The challenge of the modern world   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 2. 1963-1964

We have got to discuss to-day four of Tillich’s sermons; I am not going to discuss them separately and in…

Theme: Faith, Spiritual life, The vocation of man   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The shaking of the foundations. Lecture 1. 1963-1964

We start this year on something we have never attempted before, on an effort to read together and to discuss…

Theme: Faith   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


The dialogue of East and West in Christendom. 10 March 1962

I wish to say a few things about what I believe can be the contribu­tion of Orthodoxy in this situation…


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 8. 1962

I want to speak on the connection there is between the liturgy and life, between worship and action, between what…

Theme: Liturgy, The vocation of man   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 6. On man. 1962

To finish this series of talks on doctrine, we have now to envisage what man is and I will in…

Theme: Christ, The Incarnation, Creation of the world   Period: 1941-1945   Genre: Sermon


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 5. Theology. 1962

Trinitarian theology as you know, is the work mainly of the fourth century. The council of Nicea completed and fulfilled…

Theme: The Holy Trinity, The Incarnation, The Holy Spirit   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 4. Theology. 1962

We are going to continue on the subject of doctrine according to Lossky, in a shorter form, with the theory…

Theme: The Holy Trinity, The Holy Spirit, The Gospel   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 1. On the nature of grace. 1 November 1961

The nature of grace has been a subject of theological discussion in the 14th century and the two or three…

Theme: The Holy Trinity, The Incarnation, The Holy Spirit   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Visit to Russia. 1961

I have been asked to write my impressions of Russia, the Russian people and the Russian Church. There is no…

Theme: Current events   Place: London Parish   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Paper


Lectures 1961 – 1962. Lecture 3. 1961

I have obtained notes that Lossky had compiled when he talked at the Theological school. The introduction he made to…

Theme: The Holy Trinity, The Incarnation, The Holy Spirit   Period: 1961-1965   Genre: Talk


Somatopsychic techniques in Greek Orthodox Christianity. February 1957

  Christians of the Orthodox Church have attached meaning and value to certain techniques which have been found to aid…

Theme: Prayer, Spiritual life, The body   Place: Churches, religious bodies   Period: 1956-1960   Genre: Talk


For the union of all. 19 January 1950

At every service we pray for the “union of all” in the Church of the Living God. What sort of…

Theme: The Church   Place: Week of prayer   Period: 1946-1950   Genre: Sermon
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