Schema-Archimandrite Gabriel Bunge, Vasily Tsuper
Schema-Archimandrite Gabriel (Bunge) is the abbot of the Monastery of the Exaltation of the Cross located near Lugano, Switzerland. He is a well-known patrologist, theologian and an author of a number of books, which have been translated into numerous European languages.
In our continued conversation, Fr. Gabriel answers the following important questions regarding the history of Christianity and its contemporary status: What are the reasons for the schism between the Orthodox East and Catholic West, and can it be overcome? Would the creation of monastic orders be appropriate for the Orthodox Church? What kind of education must the monks have? How should Christians maintain the proper spiritual frame of mind?