ON THE SAINTS: SERMONS
On the Saints is the third volume in the series, Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas, in which the saints of both the Old and New Testaments are presented for the encouragement and edification of the faithful.
Saint Gregory gave to the Church what is surely the most complete synthesis and perfect formulation of the Apostolic tradition of all generations. His theology, in a charismatic and ‘existential’ way, recapitulates, in its entirety, the spiritual experience of the saints of the Old and New Testaments . . . The sermons of Saint Gregory Palamas, in spirited and uncomplicated idiom, render his entire life’s work accessible to the people of God. In fact, they form the most complete introduction not only to his theology, but to the theology of all the great Fathers of the Church.”
Monastery of Saint John the Baptist, England
Saint Gregory’s On the Saints includes St. Gregory’s wonderful homily on his fellow patron saint of Thessalonica, the Great Martyr Demetrius the Myrrhstreamer (3rd century), which is Homily 49 in the surviving corpus of sixty-three homilies. The other sermons in this edition are on the Ancestors of God According to the Flesh, on the saints of the Old Testament, on St. John the Baptist, on SS. Peter and Paul, on St. John the Divine, and on All Saints.”
Professor of Patristics
Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, USA