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Being Present in the Presence – Archmandrite Meletios (Webber)

January 29th, 2010 2 Comments

Yesterday  night, January 27 at 7 PM we had the extraordinary opportunity to host a special session of Gladsome Light Dialogues having as guest Archmandrite Meletios, the Abbot of St. John of St. Francisco Monastery in California.

Archimandrite Meletios (Webber), of Scottish background, was born in London, and received his Masters degree in Theology from Oxford University, England and the Thessalonica School of Theology, Greece. He also holds an E.D.D. (doctorate) in Psychotherapy from the University of Montana, Missoula.

He is the author of two published books: Steps of Transformation; an Orthodox Priest Explores the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (Conciliar Press, 2003); and Bread and Water, Wine and Oil; an Orthodox Christian Experience of… Continue reading

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Silence of the minds

September 11th, 2009 1 Comment

elevatorI always liked this dialogue from the movie Pulp Fiction (slightly adapted for language): "Don't you hate that?" "Hate what?" "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about nonsense? In order to be comfortable?" "I don't know. That's a good question." "That's when you know you found somebody really special, when you can just shut […] up for a minute. Comfortably share silence."

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