MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD: SERMONS BY SAINT GREGORY PALAMAS
Sermons by Saint Gregory Palamas is the title of a new series, in which many of St. Gregory`s extant homilies are arranged thematically, principally for the benefit of the layperson interested in the rich Biblical tradition of the Church Fathers. Mary the
Mother of God, the first volume in this series, is a collection of some of the greatest homilies ever written on the Mother of our Lord, including the most celebrated of all St. Gregory`s works, his sermon "On the Entry of the Mother of God into the Holy of Holies".
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 sermons on the Mother of God are among the profoundest and most eloquent dedications to the Virgin Mary in Christian literature. His second homily on the Presentation or Entry may be regarded as his `masterpiece`, for it stands not only as his most famous writing, but arguably as the greatest homily ever written on the Mother of God."
Professor of Patristics
Saint Tikhon`s Seminary, USA