The Apocalypse--The Revelation of St. John the Theologian--is the only prophetic book of the New Testament. It is a book of mysteries--deep mysteries bound up with the beginning and end of all things, the ultimate purpose of the world and man, the opening of the eternal Kingdom of Heaven--which gives itself to a correct understanding and interpretation only with great difficulty.
Originally appearing in Russian, THE APOCALYPSE: IN THE TEACHINGS OF ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY by Archbishop Averky Taushev is the first complete Orthodox commentary on the book of Revelation to be published in the English language.
The difficult images and symbols are best examined separately in a reliable commentary like THE APOCALYPSE: IN THE TEACHINGS OF ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY based chiefly on the 5th-century commentary of St. Andrew of Caesarea. Archbishop Averky, a Holy Father of modern times, takes, verse by verse, the mystical writing of St. John, interpreting each passage with the help of Scripture parallels and Patristic references.