Author: Kyriakos Dounetas
“...[T]he need for earthly security, manifested in the quest for riches, is but a symptom of the existential sickness from which mankind suffers on account of sin and death. Its cure is found in the Tradition of the Orthodox Church, where one encounters the Risen Christ and where necessity is replaced by an immediate and loving relationship with God.
“This essay draws from the teachings of the Holy Fathers, and especially from the numerous incisive and eloquent homilies of St. John Chrysostom. It attempts to describe the frame of mind or phronema of the Orthodox Church towards wealth and necessity. It attempts not to judge or condemn anyone for any particular opinion held or decision made, but rather to show a manner of living that beﬁts one’s dignity as a being made in God’s image.” —From the Introduction