Orthodox spirituality for everyday living. The many practical methods of practicing God’s presence described in this book are drawn from the lives of countless saints in the rich experience of the Church through the centuries. Designed to help you enrich your spiritual life.
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This spiritual classic was written by Lorenzo Scupoli, a sixteenth-century Venetian priest. Immensely popular in its own day, it was ranked by Francis de Sales with the Imitation of Christ. In the general rapport between Western and Eastern Christendom, it reached Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, who first recognized its immense spiritual worth, and later, [...]
A Beginner’s Introduction to the Philokalia This beginner’s guide to the great five-volume classic of Eastern Orthodox spirituality studies the many concepts addressed in the Philokalia. Each chapter focuses on a single spiritual concept explaining it as simply as possible. Chapters include: Watchfulness (Nepsis), Logismoi (Thoughts), Ascesis, Theosis, The Passion, Stillness (Hesychia), the Jesus Prayer, [...]
The lesson of love can never be taught simply by words . . . Rather, it is taught by truly giving yourself and communicating the love and longing for Christ to those you serve. . . . How awesome and dignified is Christian service! And how good is the trustworthy and loyal servant who can [...]
Christ’s Comfort for Those Who Sorrow “…we entrust the souls of our dear loved ones who have passed on into the Presence of One who is Love.” In Christ’s love are our loved ones welcomed and in His love are we comforted. Through the voices of our Savior, our Fathers, and those who have faced [...]
Our relationship with God is personal as well as communal. Jesus is personal as well as cosmic. God is imminent as well as transcendent. He is the God of persons: The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Much has been written about the communal, liturgical aspect of Orthodoxy. Drawing upon the rich resources of Sacred [...]