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Prayer of the Heart: Writings from the Philokalia

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The influence of the Philokalia in the Christian East has been greater than that of any book other than the Bible. Compiled in the monastic republic of Mount Athos, Greece, in the eighteenth century - from sources spanning the fourth through the fifteenth centuries - it represents a distillation of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition of prayer. Prayer of the Heart presents a selection of writings from the complete text, to provide an accessible introduction to the spirit of the great...
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Overview

The influence of the Philokalia in the Christian East has been greater than that of any book other than the Bible. Compiled in the monastic republic of Mount Athos, Greece, in the eighteenth century - from sources spanning the fourth through the fifteenth centuries - it represents a distillation of the Eastern Orthodox Tradition of prayer. Prayer of the Heart presents a selection of writings from the complete text, to provide an accessible introduction to the spirit of the great work.

Selections from the spiritual classic of the Christian East, in a beautiful small gift edition. The Philokalia is an anthology of teachings on prayer written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. This beautiful edition features a sewn binding, a two-color interior with charming ornaments, and French gatefolds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877738909
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/23/1993
  • Series: Centaur Editions Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 4.97 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Saint John Cassian: from On the Holy Fathers of Sketis and on Discrimination 1
Saint Theodoros the Great Ascetic: Theoretikon 23
Saint Maximos the Confessor: First Century on Love 54
A Discourse on Abba Philimon 92
Theophanis the Monk: The Ladder of Divine Graces 134
Saint Symeon Metaphrastis: Paraphrase of the Homilies of Saint Makarios of Egypt 140
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