He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Monday, June 30, 2008

Orthodoxy and Alcoholics Anonymous

I've been fascinated by the success of the non-Orthodox self-help group Alcoholics Anonymous. In an area which is rife with failure, AA has eked out a remarkable sliver of victory. It's a spiritual program, but its spirituality is vaguely conceived.

Here's a three-part interview with Archimandrite Meletios: here, here, and here.

1 comment:

Sophocles said...


I would urge you to be careful with AA spirituality. If you want to discuss this more, e-mail me.