THE WAY OF A PILGRIM AND THE PILGRIM CONTINUES HIS WAY BY AN ANONYMOUS AUTHOR TRANSLATED BY HELEN BACOVCIN FOREWORD BY WALTER J. CISZEK
Pray without ceasing, urged St. Paul. But how?
Come along with the Pilgrim on his winding, joyful path to spiritual enlightenment. Follow this anonymous nineteenth-century wayfarer as he takes you over the steppes of his mother Russia in search of the answer to the one compelling question: How does one pray constantly? Finally, share in his deep joy when the search turns up unexpected treasure: the “Jesus Prayer,” handed down by untold generations of Orthodox believers.
The Way of the Pilgrim (and the Pilgrim Continues His Way - included in this book) is a spiritual classic ripe for renewed appreciation in our day. For the recent changes in Russia have revealed the great religious traditions of that land. And this work, freshly translated for our time, is among the fines examples of that centuries-old faith.
For the Pilgrim the old becomes new again. The great words of prayer from the ancient Christian past come alive in his joyful heart. And as they come alive for him, they come alive for us also. For he is an Everyman, and his hope-filled seeking evokes the longing of every pilgrim heart.
Includes complete instructions for praying the great “Jesus Prayer” (the Prayer of the Heart) of the Eastern Christian Church.