Joy of the Holy: Saint Seraphim of Sarov and Orthodox Spiritual
"The goal of Christian life is the acquisition of the grace of the Holy Spirit." This popular saying of St Seraphim of Sarov serves as the basis for his teaching on the spiritual life. It is particularly relevant for the faithful striving to lead a spiritual life in the midst of a secular, materialistic society. There is an increasing appreciation and attraction to St Seraphim's teachings for the practical and accessible manner in which he presents the heights of Orthodox Christian spiritual life. He presents these lofty goals as open and accessible to all, ragardles of one's status in life or role in the church and calls all members of the Body of Christ to realize their potential for acquiring the grace of the Holy Spirit.