Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003 - 292 oldal
This volume evolved experientially: the fruit of fifty-five years of solitude by a contemporary Coptic Orthodox desert monk besieged by prayer. Fr Matta's prayer life initially was formed under the direction of the sayings of the Russian Fathers, and later expanded under the direction of other Fathers, both Eastern and Western. He imparts to his readers "a whole course" on prayer.
 

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Great book! Monk Matthew quotes profusely from the Fathers on every topic within his discussion of Orthodox spirituality. In his own explanations he is able to make very complex topics simple and easy ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Introduction to the Second Edition
13
2
21
Degrees of Prayer
39
Beyond Prayer
71
Aspects of the Interior Activity of Prayer
117
Purification of the Heart
133
Contrition of the Spirit
145
Faith and Perseverance
159
Pray at All Times
205
Tears
215
Fasting
229
Spiritual Aridity
235
Spiritual Languor
241
Loss of Purpose
257
Fruits of Prayer Life
275
Prayer Access into the Fathers Presence
289

Struggle and Constraint
175
Bridling the Mind
189

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