Orthodox Patristic & Church Fathers Works & Writings (94)
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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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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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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