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The Evergetinos: A Complete Text - Volume IV of the First Book
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0911165398, Paperback)One of the classic collections of Orthodox spiritual writings, the Evergetinos is a source of inspiration, spiritual guidance, and insight into the lives of men and women who, during the first few centuries of Christianity, attained to the highest ideals of the spiritual life. In the spiritual laboratory of the Egyptian deserts, these seekers after salvation, enlightenment, and union with Christ brought into sharp focus the teachings of the Apostles and the message of Holy Writ in their daily lives and activities. The stern, the loving, “fools for Christ”—all of the exemplars of Christian Sainthood, the many inhabitants of the many mansions above, are to be found in the rich and profitable lives portrayed in this collection. Also to be found are perfect models for every modern Christian who wishes sincerely to imitate those who have walked the path towards moral and spiritual perfection. This is the first English translation of this wonderful treasury of spiritual wisdom.
Included in this volume are the following topics: obedience to and reliance on one’s spiritual Father, the need for beginners to learn monasticism in the context of a community, humility, self-reproach, self-abasement, and the proper attitude towards clothing.
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