Behind the confusion of the mind lies the serenity of the heart. The Garden Inside is the English translation of the best selling book by Father Andreas Konanos Στο βάθος κήπος (Sto vathos kepos). Father Andreas has become very popular in Greece through his radio program Αθέατα περάσματα (Atheata perasmata- Unseen Crossings). Transcripts of the program have already been published in books in Greek, Russian and Romanian. Father Andreas is considered to be one of the most eloquent speakers in Greece today, so he has been invited to make speeches in many parishes and cultural centres throughout Greece, but also in the U.S.A. and many European countries. His speech is simple, straightforward and especially moves the young audience. This book includes a free CD with recordings of Fr. Andreas Konanos's radio program in the greek. Translated by and Katerina Dounoulis. People, externally, can hurt you and make you worry, But can not touch -unless you allow it- your inner world. The garden of your heart. The place of permanent peace and happiness. Learn to come in contact with this place, the heart deep inside, where Christ's kiss exists, the one He gave you on the day of your Baptism. Don't be afraid of the world's wickedness, or your agitated mind. The answer -remember- is dive deep inside. Because there, exists the Garden Inside. And the Garden's name...Jesus.
Short Cv: Father Andreas Konanos was born in Munich in 1970. He comes from Ioannina, lived in Munich and from 1977 in Athens. He finished high school in the classical High School and studied Theology in Athens. Blessed Archbishop Christodoulos ordained him deacon in 1999 and Elder Archimandrite in 2000. He took over the parish of student meetings, vigils, speeches and lectures at parents' schools and spiritual centres of the Archdiocese of Athens. In 2006 he began the broadcast Unseen Crossings at the Radio Station Church of Piraeus. This broadcast led to invitations to speak in many cities in Greece, Cyprus and America. His contact with Jerusalem, Mount Athos and Elders inside and outside Mount Athos are a source of strength in his life.
Year of Publication: 2019