THE RELEVANCE OF THE FATHERS
Metropolitan Emilianos Timiadis, inspired by a statement of St. Gregory the Wonder-worker (213-270), rightly views the purpose of the service rendered by the Church Fathers to humanity in the following words: to communicate the saving truths of the Christian faith, to make them accessible and understandable in order that people may come nearer to God. This, the Metropolitan believes, implies a mutual sharing of the Holy Spirit by the believers and clergy, as well as the speaker and the listener. He moreover, see the Church Fathers as pastors of souls, guides, interpreters, and messengers of God`s will, and therefore necessary spiritual guides for all people.
An insightful study of how the Great Fathers of the Church continue to be relevant for Christians living in the modern world.