Spiritual Instruction and Discourses I: The Authentic Seal
The present collection marks the beginning of the publication of the talks and spiritual instruction of Elder Aimilianos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras. This collection covers a long period of time, from 1968 until 1994.
The speeches of Archimandrite Aimilianos are presented as they were given, without alteration, with total respect to their tone, which is lively, direct, expressive and often simple, to facilitate the understanding and experience of the mystic communion of the Triune Divinity.
His practical, theological approach is informed by the sublime dogmas of the Church, which he always seeks to apply in his talks, with clear and methodical explanations, especially at points where comprehension is difficult.
He clearly seeks support in Biblical revelations of God, and the apocalyptic experiences of the Patriarchs, the Righteous and the Prophets, who actually saw God and whose visions are interpreted in the light of the uncreated Energies, in the light of the saintly monks and ascetics of the Holy Mountain, glorified in transfiguration, and of all those in East and West, who have lived as ascetics, known by name or unknown, but all known to God.