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Archbishop of America Dimitrios
fr. Maximos Constas
In the pages of the book, an experience awaits the reader that is rare and precious: an opportunity to sit in spirit at the feet of a heavenly-illumined Elder of Holy Orthodoxy. The Psalms have a unique power. For they are at once thoroughly human and utterly divine. The entire range of the human experience is voiced in the Book of Psalms; every virtue and weakness, every emotion and passion of our mortal race is explored and expressed in terms both frank and poignant.
It was precisely a divinely granted experience of mystical union that shapes the ministry and teaching of the author, Elder Aimilianos, former abbot of the Monastery of Simonopetra on Mount Athos, and presently residing, due to illness, at the Patriarchal and Stavropegial Metochion of the Annunciation of the Theotokos at Ormylia, Halkidiki, Greece. The path to union with God is explained, not by a mere theoretician dependent on the words of others, but by a veteran guide who knows the way firsthand.
A direct encounter with the ageless traditions of Orthodox spiritual direction –this is what the present book offers. At the same time, the Elder’s exposition offers a scholarly course of study in the class of an outstanding teacher, one with a mastery of these ancient Scriptures.