The Purpose of this book is to present both writers contemplative thoughts on prayer as practiced by the Holy Orthodox Church , which follows and uses ancient Biblical text. (34 pages / 5.50×8.50)
People from all faiths and none at all find in the prayers of the mystical traditions expressions that speak to their deepest needs. Whether appealing for knowledge, seeking a sense of the love of God, or about asceticism, questions and doubts, or contemplation and action, each of these prayers (from Christian and other religious tradition [...]
A collection of hymns, compiled from the writings of St. Ephraim by Bishop Theophan the Recluse. This book, which long constituted one of the favorite sources of reading for monastics in prerevolutionary Russia, has become our best-seller. A beautiful book. This collection of hymns, compiled from the writings of St. Ephraim by Bishop Theophan of [...]
“In this lovely book, Rich presents the timeless wisdom of the Christian East in a way that contemporary men and women will find attractive—and then find themselves being changed from consumers into worshipers, grateful and receptive, increasingly attuned to the immensity and mystery of their Creator.” —Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of The Jesus Prayer and Facing [...]
For those who have experienced a sudden and terrible loss, it is important to realize that you don’t have to do the things one normally associates with prayer to actually be connecting with God in a way that’s prayer-like. Just sit still, if you like. Grieving people often find themselves doing a lot of sitting [...]
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.
What is prayer, and why should we pray? In this previously unpublished collection of late writings, Robert Llewelyn, one of the wisest spiritual teachers of our time, offers advice and insights from a lifetime of spiritual experience, including the lessons we can learn from Julian of Norwich.