Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh speaks here of Fr Leonid Ouspensky and Fr Alexander Schmemann. In his encomium, Metropolitan Anthony speaks of the quietness and prayer of Fr Ouspensky, a great painter of icons as well as a gifted scholar.

He praises Fr Schmemann, as a man who helped shape Orthodoxy in the Western world and in our time, without taking anything away from the timeless revelation of the faith. But he reminds us that we may all be ‘great’, however little known, if we pass the flame of the love of God in absolutely simplicity to our generation.

In the two videos below, Metropolitan Anthony speaks of Christian suffering. He explains under what conditions suffering can be redemptive. He stresses that suffering must not simply be endured: it must be united to love, “to give what is not claimed”.