St. Nikodim (Nikodemos) was one of the main figures in the monastic revival on Mt. Athos in the second half of the eighteenth century. He is perhaps best known as the compiler of "The Philokalia" and the author of "Unseen Warfare." This edition offers a collection of chapters from his classic work "The Spiritual Exercises", translated into English from a Russian edition. As with "Unseen Warfare" many scholars believe that "The Spiritual Exercises" is an Orthodox adaptation of an earlier Latin work. In this case "The Spiritual Exercises" of Ignatius Loyola. This edition provides a series of meditations on questions touching on man's salvation and the pursuit of human perfection. It offers clear guidance any reader who strives to understand better the Christian teaching on salvation, explaining clearly of what this consist and how it is to be found.