Talks and Videos


Women's Retreat Recordings
(Fr. Maximos Constas)

Due to web hosting bandwidth limitations, these recordings are no longer online. If we find a viable hosting option, we will update the links below.

March 17, 2018 -
To Pray without Distraction

Pt 1 [MP3]
Q&A [MP3]
Pt 2 [MP3]

March 18, 2017
- Lord and Master of My Life: Reflections on the Prayer of St. Ephraim

Pt 1 [MP3]
Pt 2 [MP3]

March 23, 2013
- Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Reflections on the Spiritual Nature of Suffering


Fr. Maximos ConstasFr. Maximos Constas
is Senior Research Scholar at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, in Brookline, Mass. He holds a Ph.D. in Patristics and Historical Theology from the Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. For many years he was a professor of theology at Harvard Divinity School, after which he became a monk at the Monastery of Simonopetra (Mt. Athos, Greece). He is the author of The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography (Alhambra, 2014); an edition and translation of St Maximos the Confessor - On Difficulties in the Church Fathers: The Ambigua to Thomas and the Ambigua to John, 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass., 2014); Proclus of Constantinople and the
Cult of the Virgin in Late Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 2003); as well as numerous scholarly articles and translations, including three volumes of the writings of the contemporary Athonite Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra. His work focuses on the patristic and Byzantine theological tradition, the patristic interpretation of Scripture, the Philokalia and Orthodox spirituality, and the theological study of Byzantine art, icons and iconography.


Other Talks and Videos

On the Essence of Christian Life: A Video of Fr. Dimitru Staniloae

A rare but brief (less than a minute) video of St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Also, click here for an inspired talk by elder Zachariah of St. John the Baptist Monastery in Essex which he gave in Bulgaria on the occasion of the publication of his book about St. Siloan. The talk is a recapitulation of the teaching of St. Siloan on the Spiritual Life. The unique thing is in the presentation--how direct, inspired and personal. The talk is about 45 minutes long.