Orthodox Saints & Patristic Church Fathers (207)
The second most valuable source of information, after the History of the Monks of Palestine of Cyril Scythopolis, regarding the history of monasticism in the Judaean desert is the collection of stories and anecdotes by John Moschus, a monk of the Judaean desert in the late sixth century. Moschus traveled frequently between the monastic centers of Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Asia Minor. He collected his stories during his travels and compiled them in a Greek work known as Pratum Spirituale or Spiritual Meadow.
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The writings of the early Church Fathers contain a myriad of spiritual gems for our enlightenment, meditation and edification. Basil the Great, John Chrysostom, Gregory the Theologian and Cyril of Alexandria are merely a few of the Fathers that have left us with volumes of material on any conceivable topic. To cover all the topics and every issue that the Fathers, Saints and Orthodox Theologians have addressed is beyond the scope of this volume. Some of the issues, however, are covered — in the form of an anthology — to expose the ethos and spirituality that these holy men have off ered for the edification of our faith. The Triumphant Church: Selected Golden Nuggets from the Saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church is intended to share some of the profound thoughts that the saints have grappled with both in breadth and depth. It addresses some issues and then presents some contemplative thoughts from the plethora of gems of these holy men. The Saints included in this volume are from the Greek, Slavic, American tradition and include both early, middle and modern ages..
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A collection of hymns, compiled from the writings of St. Ephraim by Bishop Theophan the Recluse. A wonderful guide for anyone seeking a deeper life of Christian spirituality. This book, which long constituted one of the favorite sources of reading for monastics in pre-revolutionary Russia, has become a best-seller. A beautiful book.
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St. John Climacus, sixth century Abbot of Sinai, compared the spiritual life to a ladder of thirty steps, and explained in detail the challenges presented by each of these steps. This spiritual classic has brought inspiration and edification to every generation since that time, and has been treasured by both monastics and laymen. This edition includes a full color frontispiece of an icon of the Spiritual Ladder, from Mount Sinai.
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Jeremy Driscoll makes available for the first time in English the text known as Ad Monachos, by Evagrius Ponticus (345-399), who was among the first of the desert fathers to articulate in writing the wisdom of the monastic movement.The text is a collection of 137 proverbs composed in a style that imitates the proverbs of biblical Wisdom literature. The order in which the proverbs are presented holds a secret key to each proverb`s interpretation. The order of the whole functions as a spiritual road map for the arduous journey that leads through the exercise of love and temperance to the mind`s knowledge of the Holy Trinity.
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