Humility and Pride

by Translated by Stefan Mihaylov



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/10/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781491726730
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781491726747

About the Book

“Humility and Pride” is a comprehensive book on Christian humility, from its true meaning and significance in a Christian life to an everyday guide to cultivating humility in our own hearts. Jesus often referred to humility as a necessary condition for acquiring the heavenly kingdom and eternal life. He also left us the most profound and perfect example of humility. The fundamental role of humility is also explained in the writings of the Early Church Fathers and further illustrated by their own lives. This book offers a diligent summary of these sermons, writings and personal examples. Humility can only be acquired through grace, but we first need to understand what humility means and why it is important, have a desire to acquire it and be willing to practice it in our everyday lives. A former abbot and a prominent bishop, the author offers a detailed, down to-earth guidance on how to prepare our hearts for God’s grace.

About the Author

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion Dorostolski was born as Dimitar Draganov Tzonev in the year 1913 in the Bulgarian town of Elena. He took monastic vows in 1938 and over the years served as the abbot of a couple of Bulgarian monasteries. In 1992, he was consecrated as bishop in the historic diocese of Veliko Tarnovo. In 1994, Bishop Hilarion was elevated to the rank of vicar of the Patriarch of Bulgaria. In 2003, he was elected as Metropolitan of the Dorostolski region. His Eminence wrote over 40 books and 300 poems, articles, memoirs, homilies and sermons. On May 28, 2009, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov awarded Metropolitan Hilarion the “Cyril and Methodius” medal of honor for his contributions to the theological education in Bulgaria. His Eminence fell asleep in the Lord on October 28, 2009 at the age of 96, only weeks after one of his earliest works, “Humility and Pride”, became his first book to be translated into English.