The Philokalia: A Second Volume of Selected Readings: Writings of Holy Mystic Fathers in which is Explained how the Mind is Purified, Illumined, and Perfected through Practical and Contemplative Ethical Philosophy

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Compiled by St. Macarios of Corinth and edited by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite
Translated from the Greek original by Constantine Cavarnos with an Introduction by Archbishop Chrysostomos
Arranged and edited by Hieromonk Patapios, Archbishop Chrysostomos, and The Reverend Asterios Gerostergios
Publication Data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2009
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 540
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.0 cm × 15.4 cm × 3.1 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978‒1‒884729‒91‒1

   
Compiled by St. Macarios of Corinth and edited by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite
Translated from the Greek original by Constantine Cavarnos with an Introduction by Archbishop Chrysostomos
Arranged and edited by Hieromonk Patapios, Archbishop Chrysostomos, and The Reverend Asterios Gerostergios

A volume of The Philokalia: Writings of Holy Mystic Fathers in which is Explained how the Mind is Purified, Illumined, and Perfected through Practical and Contemplative Ethical Philosophy

“This is the second volume of translations from the Philokalia by Constantine Cavarnos, the well-known scholar, theological writer, philosopher, and Byzantinist. The first volume, also published by the Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, appeared in 2008. Professor Cavarnos translated, edited, and compiled the materials for that volume from the first volume of the Greek Philokalia. It contains most of the text of the first volume of the work as it was published by St. Nicodemos the Hagiorite[...]. [...B]oth volumes set forth very complex treatises in the clear, precise, and understandable language so characteristic of his translations and writing. Not only is the integrity of the original theological terminology and the arrangement of texts appointed by St. Nicodemos preserved in these volumes[...], but the selections from volume five of the Greek Philokalia present us with readings that have not yet appeared in English translation. In essence, then, the first volume of Professor Cavarnos’ translations, The Philokalia, together with this second volume, The Philokalia: A Second Volume of Selected Readings, constitute a sort of ‘Small Philokalia,’ if you will, capturing in condensed form the wisdom and profundity of the entire collection.”
—“INTRODUCTION”

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
   by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna
ST. MARK THE ASCETIC
   EPISTLE TO NICHOLAS THE MONK
ST. NEILOS THE ASCETIC
   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ST. NEILOS THE ASCETIC
   ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THREE SECTIONS CONCERNING PRAYER
   ASCETICAL DISCOURSE
ST. THEODORE OF EDESSA
   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ST. THEODORE OF EDESSA
   ONE HUNDRED EXCEEDINGLY EDIFYING TEXTS
   THEORETIKON
ABBA PHILEMON
   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ABBA PHILEMON
   AN EXCEEDINGLY PROFITABLE DISCOURSE CONCERNING ABBA PHILEMON
PHILOTHEOS OF SINAI
   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF PHILOTHEOS OF SINAI
   FORTY TEXTS ON INNER WATCHFULNESS
ELIAS EKDIKOS
   BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ELIAS EKDIKOS
   GNOMIC ANTHOLOGY
   TEXTS OF SPIRITUAL WISDOM
ST. SYMEON OF THESSALONIKI
   ON THE HOLY AND DEIFYING PRAYER
   THAT ALL CHRISTIANS OUGHT TO PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
ANONYMOUS SAINT
   A WONDERFUL DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE WORDS OF THE DIVINE PRAYER “LORD JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, HAVE MERCY UPON ME”
   AN INTERPRETATION OF “LORD, HAVE MERCY”
ST. SYMEON THE NEW THEOLOGIAN
   A DISCOURSE CONCERNING FAITH AND TEACHING
   A DISCOURSE ON THE THREE MODES OF PRAYER
ST. GREGORY THE SINAITE
   ON HOW EACH SHOULD SAY THE JESUS PRAYER
   FROM THE LIFE OF ST. MAXIMOS KAPSOKALYVES
   FROM THE LIFE OF ST. GREGORY PALAMAS: THAT ALL CHRISTIANS IN GENERAL OUGHT TO PRAY UNCEASINGLY
INDEX

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