Anthony Bloom


Born
in Lausanne, Switzerland
June 19, 1914

Died
August 04, 2003

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Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of Sourozh was a prominent writer and broadcaster on prayer and the Christian life, as well as the founder and leader of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh.

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Beginning to Pray

4.38 avg rating — 1,082 ratings — published 1970 — 6 editions
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Living Prayer

4.38 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1974 — 9 editions
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God And Man

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Courage To Pray

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4.45 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1973 — 4 editions
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Meditations on a Theme

4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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School For Prayer

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الله والانسان

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Coming Closer to Christ

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Churchianity vs. Christiani...

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The Essence Of Prayer

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“To pluck a flower means to take possession of it, and it also means to kill it.”
Anthony Bloom, Beginning to Pray

“As long as we ourselves are real, as long as we are truly ourselves, God can be present and can do something with us. But the moment we try to be what we are not, there is nothing left to say or have; we become a fictitious personality, an unreal presence, and this unreal presence cannot be approached by God.”
Anthony Bloom, Beginning to Pray

“So often when we say 'I love you' we say it with a huge 'I' and a small 'you'. We use love as a conjunction instead of it being a verb implying action. It's no good just gazing out into open space hoping to see the Lord; instead we have to look closely at our neighbour, someone whom God has willed into existence, someone whom God has died for. Everyone we meet has a aright to exist, because he has value in himself, and we are not used to this. The acceptance of otherness is a danger to us, it threatens us. To recognise the other's right to be himself might mean recognising his right to kill me. But if we set a limit to this right to exist, it's no right at all. Love is difficult. Christ was crucified because he taught a kind of love which is a terror for men, a love which demands total surrender: it spells death.”
Anthony Bloom, Beginning to Pray

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