The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian has 23 ratings and 4 reviews. Emma said: Some books are so precious and demand such scholarship that you. . The Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian are sublimely beautiful and indispensable instructions on prayer and the spiritual life. Like a shining light, St. The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian Translated from the Greek and Syriac by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, revised 2nd Edition.

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He writes of various topics of the ascetic life, one of which is prayer of the heart. A reader would benefit from both editions, of course, if such scholarly details as variant readings are needed.

Lists with This Book. This edition differs from the first in two other points. Issac’s Homilies to all who are struggling to grow in their daily Christian walk and way of life. Isac of 21 reviews. Second, the Homilies themselves are excellent, at least the first four that I have read, and provide a wonderful look into the Orthodox Christian understanding of human “Passions” and how those human “Passions” must be controlled for the spiritual well-being hommilies one’s soul and growth in oneness i.

Jacob rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Also, the St Isaac edition win in the quality of the books themselves. The new edition is quite a bit smaller: Several of us have walked over to the monastery to pick up copies from the bookstore.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Nathan rated it really liked it May 12, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Dec 28, IN Abba Isaac you will behold your thoughts, what they are thinking. The great majority of footnotes eliminated were those that gave variant readings; footnotes that helped comprehension of the text were not only retained, but added to.


The first edition was And I may be mistaken, but I seem to recall that St Nikodemos mentions in his introduction to the Philokalia its value not just for monks but for those in the world. This cannot be said of the Philokalia, even of its exceedingly rare hardcover first editions.

Matthew rated it it was amazing Dec 25, I read a mere page a day, and even then feel inadequate to move forward as there are still gems from previous pages that I have not fully appreciated.

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian

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The collection bears that title, but the individual chapters are a variety of short writings. Compare with the 1, footnotes in our first edition, the three footnotes to syriwn 97 pages of St. Saint Paisios of Mount Athos. The first edition was long out of print, with copies going for sometimes over a thousand Tthe dollars on the used book circuit. The cover is a green cloth, again gold-embossed. Asvetical texts are very difficult, while some are simpler and clearer.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Lorraine marked it as to-read Jul 29, For this reason, such a person offers up tearful prayer continually even for irrational beasts, for the enemies of the truth, and for those who harm her or him, that they be protected and receive mercy.

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Prayer and meditation are not only for monks but will permeate the life of every person who seeks them out with a fragrance indescribable. And in like manner such a person prays for the family of reptiles because of the great compassion that burns with without measure in a heart that is in the likeness of God. We have reduced the explanatory footnotes to underand have placed the scriptural references in the margin. The font is eleven point Century.

Aside from the striking difference in size, more striking is the difference content. I have to admit that even though they are presented by the publisher as being for monks and lay people alike, there are some passages that clearly went, not over my head, as I was able to intellectually understand them, but over my nous [mind-spirit-heart]: No trivia or quizzes yet.

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