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St. Symeon the New Theologian on the “Impossible Beauty” of the Life in Christ

April 05, 2013 Length: 28:31

In this fourth week of the Great Fast, when the Church commemorates the universal adoration of the precious Cross, our broadcast looks at an important passage by St Symeon the New Theologian, on being joined to the suffering Christ and so attaining the "impossible beauty" of His glory. We ask with the saint: how shall we approach such glory?

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