Scripture brings the Word of God to us when we read and welcome it in faith as the Word which comes from God and leads to God. Scripture is the means by which we live in God. The ancient monastic (and patristic) way of reading Scripture involves reflection (meditation) and prayer. It is listening to the Word, allowing the Word to become active in our lives. It is, in the words of Saint Jerome, ‘opening our sails to the Holy Spirit without knowing on what shores we will land.’
Allow the Mother of Jesus to teach you new ways to pray. This new series of books is designed to open up the meaning of one ancient way of Christian prayer in a relatively short amount of time. In Praying with Mary you will discover: • The mother of Jesus—in all of her simplicity and [...]
Saints who experience the power of prayer say it gives them wings to fly: wings of elation from being in proximity with Jesus Christ and relief from the burden of a sinful conscience. Once engulfed in the grace of the Holy Spirit, the person in prayer experiences death to sin, resurrection in the Spirit, and [...]
Annalisa Boyd knows motherhood—its challenges, its joys, and its potential for spiritual growth. In this prayer book she offers a wide selection of prayers mothers can use to intercede for their families as well as to grow in virtue themselves.
The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius molded christian asceticism through his own works and through his influence on John Cassian, Climacus, Pseudo ‘Denis, and Saint Benedict.
The 19th century Russian spiritual classic on prayer, The Way of a Pilgrim, and its sequel, The Pilgrim Continues His Way, have long fascinated those who have stumbled on this winsome tale. First published in Russian in 1884 under the title, Candid Narratives of a Pilgrim to His Spiritual Father, this religious masterpiece recounts the [...]
A complete collection of prayers for different hours of the day, this volume is designed to make Orthodox spirituality accessible. Almost all the selected prayers are based on the Bible, and express praise and thanksgiving for the greatness of God. By: Bishop Kallistos Ware