Orthodox Books On Prayer (30)
The beginnings of prayer arise from the longing of the heart to know God, to rest in Him Who showed His love upon the precious Cross, to abide in the fullness of communion with Him. In the present book—a primer on prayer—Archimandrite Irenei first prepares the ground by helping us to count the cost (Luke 14:28) of our lives as Christians, to take stock of the spiritual struggle we must undertake if we are to ascend toward God in prayer. Then, based on a sober appraisal of our lowly condition and of the worldly and demonic influences that assail us, he helps us to adorn our inward beings as temples of prayer.
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One of the basic books in a library of spirituality which tells us how to begin and sustain the life of prayer. Metropolitan Anthony Bloom is a former French Resistance fighter and a medical doctor who is now a leader in Britain of the Russian Orthodox Church. Among the many topics covered here are the problems of praying honestly, meditation and worship, and how to discard false images of ourselves and of God. Metropolitan Anthony`s writings have attracted an ever-growing audience in this country and in Great Britain where he is also noted for his radio and television appearances.
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The Way of a Pilgrim is the timeless account of an anonymous wanderer who set out on a journey across nineteenth-century Russia with nothing but a backpack, some bread, and a Bible, with a burning desire to learn the true meaning of the words of St. Paul: Pray without ceasing. In this completely accessible new abridgment, all the terms and references are explained for you—with intriguing insights into aspects of the text that are often not available to the general reader.
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This classic of world spiritual literature is the firsthand account of a pilgrim's journey as he endeavors to live out Saint Paul's instruction to "pray without ceasing." The narrator, an unnamed nineteenth-century peasant, sets out on his pilgrimage with nothing but a Bible, a rosary, and some dried bread. As he walks, he recites the Jesus prayer ("Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me")—a prayer that is said to quiet anxiety and fill the heart with love for all creation. With this prayer constantly on his lips, the pilgrim undergoes a profound spiritual education. This edition includes the sequel to "The Way of a Pilgrim," entitled "A Pilgrim Continues His Way," which contains a lengthy appendix reviewing the teachings of the Holy Fathers on the Jesus prayer.
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts on prayer and the spiritual life, written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has had a decisive influence upon the Orthodox Church during the last two centuries, and it continues to be read more and more widely.
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The Prayer of Jesus, `Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner` repeated constantly, so as to assist `unceasing prayer` as the Apostle Paul commands, is as ancient as the New Testament Church itself, and yet is almost completely unknown by modern Christians. Bishop Ignatius clearly exposes the history, the depth and the value of this prayer, and of `Prayer of the Heart`, as well as the dangers of striving for unceasing prayer without an experienced spiritual guide. Bishop Ignatius clearly outlines the usage of the prayer, couching his explanation with extensive quotes from the Holy Fathers, the Philokalia, and the Scriptures. No person zealous for the `Prayer of the Heart` should ignore this important work.
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