After nearly 30 years of engagement with this text, we are delighted at long last to make it available to the faithful in permanent library form. Each reading (and there have been many) has deepened our appreciation of the profundity of the commentary, which never succumbs to the temptation of mere academicism. It is a book which can be read from beginning to end — or from any random point — with equal benefit. Brief notes on the many Church fathers and authorities cited by St. Theophan, not part of the Russian text, are appended. Deluxe edition: silver binding, gold-stamped, gilded edges, marker ribbon. Meant to be treasured for a lifetime — or the lifetime of a friend or loved one.
St. Theophan the Recluse
Translated by Archpriest Gleb Wleskov; edited by Seraphim Englehardt.