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THE SPIRITUAL COUNSELS OF FATHER JOHN OF KRONSTADT: SELECT PASSAGES FROM MY LIFE IN CHRIST

Author: #: 10265
The nineteenth century in Russia was a time of considerable religious revival. Many thousands of ordinary people of all classes and callings flocked to elders or startsi for spiritual, and also temporal, advice. These startsi, who exercised a remarkable ministry, generally were monks, but one of the most famous — Father John of Kronstadt — was not a monk, but a married parish priest, rector of a large cathedral in the naval port of Kronstadt. The practical and down-to-earth teaching of this charismatic Russian pastor reveals him as a man of action as well as prayer. His spiritual counsel brought mental, physical and spiritual healing to thousands during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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CONFERENCES

Author: JOHN CASSIAN #: 10266

If you wish to achieve true knowledge of scripture you must hurry to achieve unshakable humility of heart. This is what will lead you not to the knowledge that puffs a man up but to the lore which illumines through the achievement of love.

John Cassian

At the turn of the sixth century the Mediterranean world was witnessing the decline of Roman rule that had formed the bedrock of its civil order. During the chaos of those years, there arose in the deserts of Egypt and Syria monastic movements that offered men and women a radical God-centered alternative to the present society. Among the most eloquent interpreters of this new movement to western Europe was John Cassian (c.365 - c.435). Drawing on his own early experience as a monk in Bethlehem and Egypt, he journeyed to the West to found monasteries in Marseilles and the region of Provence.

The Conferences, is a study of the Egyptian ideal of the monk.

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GREGORY OF NYSSA: THE LIFE OF MOSES

Author: #: 10267
"Such an experience seems to me to belong to the soul which loves what is beautiful. Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived…And the bold request which goes up the mountains of desire asks this—to enjoy the Beauty not in mirrors and reflections, but face to face."

—Gregory of Nyssa

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PSEUDO-MACARIUS: THE FIFTY SPIRITUAL HOMILIES AND THE GREAT LETTER

Author: #: 10268

If the love of God dwells within you, it is necessary that such love bring forth other fruit, such as fraternal love, meekness, sincerity, perseverance in prayer, and zeal and all virtues. But since the treasure is precious, so also great are the labors, necessary to obtain it.

St. Marcarius, from the Great Letter

These two writings of St. Marcarius of the 4th Century bring to the West a holistic, heart spirituality that offers a necessary remedy to the head so-called spirituality that has infected the West.

George A. Maloney, provides a great service by bringing to the public the first modern English translation of the Fifty Spiritual Homilies and The Great Letter of Macarius, a Syrian monk of the fourth century whose identity is still the subject of scholarly investigation.

The Fifty Spiritual Homilies, in the form of a practical, monastic pedagogy, reveal the typical traits of Eastern Christian asceticism, with particular emphasis on the spiritual combat, the action of the Holy Spirit, and the importance of interior prayer. The Great Letter discusses the purging of the passions to bring the Christian into a state of tranquility and integration, and addresses the monastic community with instructions regarding organization, humility, and prayer.

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CONCERNING FREQUENT COMMUNION OF THE IMMACULATE MYSTERIES OF CHRIST

Author: ST. NIKODEMOS THE HAGIORITE #: 10269
Volume two in the series:
The Works of Saint Nikodemos the Hagiorite

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A HANDBOOK OF SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

Author: NICODEMOS OF THE HOLY MOUNTAIN #: 10270
—St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

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FROM GLORY TO GLORY: TEXTS FROM GREGORY OF NYSSA`S MYSTICAL WRITINGS

Author: #: 10271
This collection of the spiritual writings of St Gregory of Nyssa, selected and introduced by Jean Danielou, has long been recognized as an authoritative introduction to the "father of mysticism," who exploded classical antiquity`s static understanding of perfection by showing the Christian life as one of never-ending growth, a true dynamic movement “from glory to glory.”

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DRINKING FROM THE HIDDEN FOUNTAIN: A PATRISTIC BREVIARY, ANCIENT WISDOM FOR TODAY’S WORLD

Author: THOMAS SPIDLÍK #: 10272
Here, for those without the benefit of extensive patristic libraries, are daily readings from the lifeblood of patristic literature. Each month's readings are based on a theme: the glory of creation or pleas for God's mercy or the role of Christ's Church. The translations are readable, the selections memorable, and the careful organization of the selections lends more coherence to them than in many similar works.

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MAXIMUS THE CONFESSOR: SELECTED WRITINGS

Author: #: 10273

The perfect mind is the one that through genuine faith knows in supreme ignorance the supremely unknowable, and in gazing on the universe of his handiwork has received from God comprehensive knowledge of his Providence and judgment in it, as far as allowable to men.

St. Maximus the Confessor

Maximus is called the Confessor because of his sufferings and labors for the true faith. During the seventh century when the monothelite heresy (belief that Christ had only one will-a divine one) plagued the Church, Maximus eloquently demonstrated that Christ had both human and divine natures. This is a translation of four spiritual treatises of Maximus the Confessor plus an account of his trial. It includes The Four Hundred Chapters of Love, Commentary on the Lord`s Prayer, Chapters on Knowledge, The Church`s Mystagogy (explains the symbolism of various parts of the Liturgy), and The Trial of Maximus.

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PSEUDO-DIONYSIUS: THE COMPLETE WORKS

Author: #: 10274
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