Pravoslavie.ru — Originally published 9/2/2012
“Christ’s call is still reaching to us; let us begin to listen to it.” These words of Father Seraphim (Rose)—ascetic, theologian, and preacher—are relevant today more than ever. His books helped many to hear this call. Written in the 1970s and ‘80s for his contemporaries lost in the intellectual wastelands, his works are today even more relevant, because today’s “intellectuals” are wandering lost in even more dangerous deserts of spiritual morbidity.
Fr. Seraphim in the St. Elias Skete, Noble Ridge, near the St. Herman
of Alaska Monastery in Platina, Cal. In the background is Mt. St. Herman.
Father Seraphim departed to the Lord on September 2, 1982—30 years ago. In honor of this day, Pravoslavie.ru has asked several pastors of the Russian Orthodox Church to talk about what Father Seraphim means to them.