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Asceticism and the Eucharist

Exploring Orthodox Spirituality with Metropolitan John Zizioulas

Maxym Lysack

978 1 913657 88 8
Hardback |256 pp |234 x 156 mm
Price: £19.99

‘A sparkling (and challenging!) introduction to Orthodox spiritual theology seen through the lens of contemporary Orthodox theology. It provides an essential intervention in the current debate among scholars concerning the contours of Orthodox spiritual theology. More than that, it is pastorally useful for instruction of the faithful, calling us to celebrate the “liturgy of the Eucharist” and the “liturgy of the heart,” without playing off one against the other.’

Edith M. Humphrey, PhD, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


‘Asceticism and the Eucharist is particularly valuable to the current theological dialogue and rapprochement of Eastern and Western Christians.’

Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas, PhD, DD, DTh, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology


‘The book is insightful, soberly critical, dialogical and transformative. A highly valuable theological reading.’

Stoyan Tanev, PhD (Physics), PhD (Theology), Carleton University

Guided by the teachings of celebrated Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John Zizioulas, this outstanding volume by Maxym Lysack demonstrates the twin importance to Orthodox spiritual theology of asceticism (usually practised as a personal discipline) and the Eucharist (the corporate celebration that makes us one with God as Church), and also the essential complementarity of the two approaches.

Maxym Lysack is an Orthodox priest of a multi-cultural parish in downtown Ottawa, Canada and Adjunct Professor of Eastern Christian Studies at Saint Paul University.
ISBNs: 9781913657888 978-1-913657-88-8 Title: asceticism and the eucharist