The Body as Ritual Space – Fr Maximos Constas on the Mystagogy of St Maximos the Confessor
Perhaps you have wondered about the spirituality that forms our life of prayer and action, that is, our whole life, our inner sense and a way of seeing and knowing. You will want to watch this lecture on Saint Maximos’ work and influence in liturgical spirituality. Offered here is a rich presentation for those of us who follow the Byzantine Church Tradition. Digging deeply into the work of Saint Maximos the Confessor’s works will be rewarding. To aid your study a lecture is offered to aid your prayer, study, service and life in the community of faith. Watch:
Fr. Maximos Constas presentation on Saint Maximos’ mystagogy in “The Body as Ritual Space.”
Fr. Maximos is a professor of Patristics and Orthodox Spirituality and currently serves as the Interim Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Boston). He earned a doctorate from the Catholic University of America.
Saint Maximos’ feast day is celebrated on January 21 and August 12 on the Melkite liturgical calendar. You can read a brief introduction to Maximus here; while it is a wiki article and therefore not as comprehensive as one might like it does give an adequate sketch.