The Relevance of St. Maximus the Confessor Today - with Fr. Maximos Constas

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November 7, 2023

Fr. Maximos Constas is Professor of Patristics and Orthodox Spirituality at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He is one of the most renowned scholars on St. Maximus the Confessor. He was a professor at Harvard and a monk for many years and is now the director at the Pappas Patristic Institute.

In this interview we talk about St. Maximus, seeing his work in perspective, connecting the visible with the invisible, the ascetic movement of liturgy, seeing through the lens of Scripture, the purpose of man and reconciling asceticism with art and imagination.

Fr. Maximos Constas’ work:


- Colloquium on St. Maximus the Confessor: The Mystagogy (Boston, April 28-30, 2022):


- On Difficulties in the Church Fathers, Vol. 1: The Ambigua, (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) by St. Maximus the Confessor and translated by Fr. Maximos (Nicholas) Constas:

- The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography by Fr. Maximos (Nicholas) Constas:


St. Maximus the Confessor:

- On the Ecclesiastical Mystagogy - A Theological Vision of the Liturgy by St. Maximus the Confessor. (Popular Patristics):

- On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ:

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