To contact the press office staff, click HERE. John Chryssavgis is an author and theologian serving as Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch. He is a clergyman of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His publications focus on medieval theology, as well as on the history of the Eastern Church. His interests embrace the areas of spirituality and ecology.
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John Chryssavgis. John Chryssavgis is archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues, and theologian for the Office of Inter-Orthodox Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Prior to these academic appointments, Dr. Chryssavgis was personal assistant to the Greek Orthodox Primate in Australia.
The author of several books and numerous articles in several languages on the Church Fathers and Orthodox Spirituality, Dr. Two volumes with the full correspondence of Barsanuphius and John appeared in in the Fathers of the Church series of Catholic University Press.
Born in Australia , where he matriculated from the Scots College He received his degree in Theology from the University of Athens , a diploma in Byzantine Music from the Greek Conservatory of Music and was awarded a research scholarship to St. He completed his doctoral studies in Patristics at the University of Oxford When he is not on an airplane flying between the United States and Constantinople, he lives in Bath, Maine.
In addition, all of the following lectures will be published in six months to chicagostudies. Maple Ave. Posted on March 12, John Chryssavgis Rev. Forming the next generation of parish leaders for service to God and His people.
The Albert Meyer Lecture Series with Archdeacon John Chryssavgis (Video)
Chryssavgis' work appearing in World Wisdom books:. Not the least attractive feature of the book is the illuminating commentary and sage counsel provided by Father Chryssavgis himself. What really distinguishes his treatment, though, is his compassion for these ancient figures, his ability to meet them as fellow human beings who, like us, find themselves caught up in a mysterious and challenging spiritual journey. He communicates the spirit of their supernatural, practical Christian humanism, which is always informed by humility, charity, and a keen discernment of human nature. Finally, he understands their commitment to a purified will, one empty of selfishness and grasping, and he is able to see them in the way they regarded one another. Chryssavgis takes the reader through the rugged yet beautiful terrain of desert spirituality with clarity and empathy. The fathers and mothers of early Christian Egypt come alive in this fine study, with the added benefit of an original translation of the Reflections of Abba Zosimas.
In recent decades, the world has witnessed alarming ecological degradation, increasing failure to implement environmental policies, and an ever-widening gap between rich and poor. However, during the same period, some religious leaders — most notably Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew — have demonstrated enduring commitment to raising awareness about climate change. Yet what does religion have to do with environment? After all, what does preserving the planet have to do with saving the soul? At best, perhaps, they are the preoccupation of special interest groups or naturalists. The crisis before us is not essentially ecological. It is a crisis about the way we perceive or imagine the world.