Blessed Fr. Seraphim's day!

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May he pray for us.

Thank you - I didn't realize that since he's not (yet?) part of the list of those commemorated. I just (finally!) got one of his books recently but have only read the opening so far, since I need to finish preparing something for our parish that involves me reading several other books.
 
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May he pray for us.

Thank you - I didn't realize that since he's not (yet?) part of the list of those commemorated. I just (finally!) got one of his books recently but have only read the opening so far, since I need to finish preparing something for our parish that involves me reading several other books.
Which book are you reading?
 
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The Soul After Death

Just the early pages (may have been intro or ch 1) has been interesting already.

tread lightly with that one. it's a great work, but too many folks overly literalize it, even though Fr Seraphim warns against doing that.
 
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Which of Fr Seraphim’s works would you all recommend I start with? I read a short essay by him online a while back (can’t remember the name) but I loved it. I’d like to try one of his books.

God's Revelation to the Human Heart
 
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My priest is not a fan of his at ALL, and I know a few others who don't like him. I read his Genesis book (Hiermonk Damascene) and the Soul After Death book. I find him fascinating and helpful. Why he is so controversial is beyond me. He epitomizes historical, rational, solid Orthodoxy with the ability to write like a monk that appeals to the laity.
 
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tread lightly with that one. it's a great work, but too many folks overly literalize it, even though Fr Seraphim warns against doing that.
Thank you for the warning, Father. I will keep it in mind.

I hope I've heard enough by now to be able to understand it rightly.

I know the whole Theodora thing messed me up for about two months when I stumbled across it very early on.
 
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It may take me a while - or I may read it by pieces - but I will let you know. :)
Well it has indeed taken me a while. I finally finished it yesterday. With copious underlining and notes in the margins lol. I would like to start a thread to discuss it in fact. I think it's an outstanding work, but wasn't exactly what I expected.
 
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