- This summary description of a new book by Archimandrite Zacharias - a
disciple of Elder Sophrony and a member of the Monastery of St. John the
Baptist, England - uses the term grace in a way that is interesting and
distinct from the way grace is understood and defined in Lutheran theology:
In *Remember Thy First
> *, which complements *The Enlargement of the Heart<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=a6pqzjcab&et=1103862107898&s=2679&e=001vQoZDMQjjOfCYaMey7RqsrPVgG7soa0M0W8pCMV9E4pbyLfFoOGwfZ_N1qM_0oFBqPWmnsolj6wyR0Gq57wnIR1S7SnQ7l9V6VJUTE3eNxQcVgfCMsT5twmi0NLCQVcm6Qw__YxmE3Y=>I believe we've discussed this before. The biography *St. Silouan the
> * (2006) and *The Hidden Man of the Heart<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=a6pqzjcab&et=1103862107898&s=2679&e=001vQoZDMQjjOcT7aM7-3PoDcdnFuKGCkRFmnnNZDIu1-Ss2rF58O1NhJwPGkQawmMq33fb_6Hv6fTQXzfDdFaOQd8X2ao35iadyaXPc0gKiLRoXeFEwmjFD-4m-WOXvV3pyogdcNdOc9g=>
> * (2008), Elder Zacharias details the nature and purpose of the first
> grace given at the beginning of the Christian spiritual odyssey, the
> experience of the apparent withdrawal of grace, and then our final adoption
> as children, by which we become heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ (cf.
> Rom. 8:17).
Athonite *details the Russian peasant-saint's own experience of "first
grace" and its "apparent withdrawal" subsequently (only to return again
later in life).
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