THE JOY OF THE HOLY: SAINT SERAPHIM OF SAROV AND ORTHODOX SPIRITUAL LIFE
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 especially relevant for the faithful of contemporary society who strive to lead spiritual lives. His teaching is today attracting a remarkable amount of attention. The attraction of his teaching lies in the very practical way he presents the heights of Orthodox Christian spiritual life as being open and accessible to all. Whatever one`s status in life or position within the Church, every faithful member of the Body of Christ possesses the same potential for acquiring the grace of the Holy Spirit. St. Seraphim is noted for the distinct character of his message, which is especially relevant to the needs of contemporary man.
The Joy of the Holy includes new translations of the Conversation with Motovilov and the Spiritual Instructions by Sergei D. Arhipov.