Author: Archimandrite Athanasios Mitilinaios
Revelation - The Seven Seals is volume two in the series of 104 one-hour lessons given originally in Greek about the book of Revelation by a holy elder in Greece during the early 1980’s. Grounded by Scripture and the teachings of the Church Fathers Elder Athanasios drew thousands of the faithful to hear these spirit filled lessons each week over the course of several years. Translated by Constantine Zalalas to spoken English these lessons are now available in print.
"The goal of these lessons is to teach, reveal the truth, the Lord's will; to wake up our consciences, to censure, console, strengthen, revise mistaken positions and point out the way of repentance and salvation. This is the goal of the topics and the lessons before us. What we will accept as a lesson must not simply move us emotionally or remain at a level of unproductive knowledge. What we hear should develop into an experience, a change, a rebirth. Our experiential, eschatological concern must be developed. The reality about the end of our life and the end of history must not stay buried deep within our subconscious. This reality must be established in our soul without suppressing our optimism about life, without extinguishing the fruit of joy that escorts those who share in the life of the Holy Spirit" (Lesson 28).