The Church at Prayer
The Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra is one of the most renowned elders of modern Greece. The works collected in the present volume reflect the importance which the Elder consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and liturgy. The eperientally based works "On Prayer" and "The Prayer of the Holy Mountain"' which deal primarily with the Prayer of the Heart, appear first, followed by the addresses "The Divine Liturgy" and "Our Church Attendance." These are in turn followed by the more socially oriented discourses "Our Relations with Our Neighbor" and "Marriage: The Great Sacrament." Finally, this volume closes with the sermons "Spiritual Reading" amnd "The Spiritual Life", which in a simple and yet compelling manner set forth the conditions for "ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit."