Author: Fr. Seraphim (Rose)
The First Created Man is a collection of seven homilies, which deal with Adam s fall and our redemption by Jesus Christ. A knowledge of the beginning and end of all things is essential for us to understand the purpose of our existence here on this earth, and what lies beyond it. For a true interpretation of the first and last things, we must turn to those teachers who beheld the beginning and end in a state of divine vision. Among these great seers was St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022): he speaks of the mysteries of the beginning and end precisely because he has seen them. These homilies of St. Symeon have been selected, translated, and introduced by Fr. Seraphim Rose with the aim of reconnecting modern man with the ancient understanding of the true purpose of life.