This book explores all aspects of hesychia, which is inner stillness, peace of the heart, and shows the range and depth of life in the Orthodox Church. It becomes clear that hesychia is a complete science and method relating to thoughts, the heart and the senses, and helps us to be delivered from passions and to overcome death. Hesychia is the path along which the Christian must inevitably pass to reach communion with God. Subjects covered by this remarkable book include sanctity, God’s covenant – including His covenant with each person, the spiritual law, and hesychastic elements in the Divine Eucharist. Highlights include two chapters on Archimandrite Sophrony of Essex – one centring on his Prayer at Daybreak, the other on his book Words of Life – and a fascinating chapter on Saint Mary of Egypt.
Μητροπολίτης Ναυπάκτου Ιερόθεος