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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.

Price: € 27.47 £ 22.82 $ 30.29

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

Price: € 27.54 £ 22.88 $ 30.36

A HANDBOOK OF SPIRITUAL COUNSEL

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

Price: € 28.73 £ 23.86 $ 31.67

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.”

Price: € 30.04 £ 24.95 $ 33.12

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.

Price: € 31.23 £ 25.94 $ 34.43

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
Price: € 31.23 £ 25.94 $ 34.43

MY LIFE IN CHRIST: MOMENTS OF SPIRITUAL SERENITY AND CONTEMPLATION, OF REVERENT FEELING, OF EARNEST SELF-AMENDMENT, AND OF PEACE IN GOD

Author: ST. JOHN OF KRONSTADT #: 10275
St. John of Kronstadt (1829-1908), the great Batiushka of old Russia, recorded his reflections and meditations at the end of the day, on hundreds and hundreds of days, reviewing his sins, failures, insights and spiritual consolations. First printed in English in 1897, the subtitle of this book tells all: Moments of Spiritual Serenity and Contemplation, of Reverent Feeling, of Earnest Self-Amendment, and of Peace in God This volume is a treasure-house of Orthodox spirituality.

Price: € 31.29 £ 25.99 $ 34.50

THE LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT

Author: JOHN CLIMACUS #: 10276
Price: € 33.73 £ 28.02 $ 37.19

SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN: THE DISCOURSES

Author: #: 10277

It shines on us without evening, without change, without alteration, without form. It speaks, works, lives, gives life and changes into light those whom it illuminates. We bear witness that ‘God is light,’ and those to whom it has been granted to see Him have all beheld Him as light. Those who have received Him as light, do so because the light of His glory goes before Him, and it is impossible for Him to appear without light. Those who have not seen His light have not seen Him, for He is the light, and those who have not received the light have not yet received grace. Those who have received grace have received the light of God and have received God, even as Christ Himself, who is the light, has said, ‘I will live in them and move among them.’”

—St. Symeon the New Theologian

Father George Maloney in his Introduction to this volume focuses directly on the special importance of St. Symeon and on how similar the religious situation of his era is to our own. “Concretely, the battle of two opposing views of theology centered around St. Symeon and his mystical apophatic approach of the experiencing of God immanently present to the individual, as opposed to the ‘head trip’ scholastic theology as represented by Archbishop Stephen of Nicomedia, the official theologian at the court of Constantinople. Stephen represented the abstract, philosophical type of theologizing while Symeon strove to restore theology to its pristine mystical tendency as a wisdom infused by the Holy Spirit into the Christian after he had been thoroughly purified through a rigorous asceticism and a state of constant repentance.”

This great spiritual master of Eastern Christianity was an abbot, spiritual director of renown, theologian and important church reformer. These Discourses which form the central work of his life were preached by St. Symeon to his monks during their morning Matins ritual. They treat such basic spiritual themes as repentance, detachment, renunciation, the works of charity, impassiblity, remembrance of death, sorrow for sins, the practice of God`s commandments, mystical union with the indwelling Trinity, faith and contemplation.

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