An excellent overview for you can be found in "Orthodox
Dogmatic Theology" by late Protopresbyter Michael Pomazansky, once professor at
Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordonville, NY.
Most Orthodox booksellers provide it or can order
Fr. Hierodeacon Symeon of Syracuse
Our Lady of Tender Mercy Western Orthodox Mission
Syracuse, NY 13210-0476
Autonomous Orthodox Metropolitanate of Milan
is the person whose desire for God has
become like the lover's passion
for the beloved"?
+ Saint John Climacus (c.