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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Both are excellent on that very topic, though the Philokalia is more narrowly focused on prayer of the heart than St Isaac is.

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Both editions are beautiful. Usually the two went hand in hand, when bringing our translation closer to the original also made it easier to understand; in fact it was syriab infrequent that the Greek and Syriac agreed even in the details of syntax, and simply by following both more faithfully, the English became clearer.

Ladder of Divine Ascent, Revised Edition. Theosis with Almighty God. 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. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Daily Readings with St. All rational beings should read his book! East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Your feet, where they are going. That helps a lot, actually. The Philokalia is a compilation, so it is not consistent in style or level.

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian by Isaac of Nineveh

The readability is not affected however. From the above account, it will be seen that this is truly a new edition, one that is better tailored to the needs of devotional readers, while still maintaining an accuracy exemplary of scholarly integrity. I recommend this book to anybody that would like to walk christianity the way it is suppose to, this is not only for ascetics, the core concept of this book is useful for all that seek God.

See all 21 reviews. His feast day falls on January The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: Its well worth it. Nancy rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Gabe marked it as to-read Dec 22, 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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Some books are so precious and demand such scholarship that you have to wait for a while to be able to have access to them. Isaac after researching Dostoevsky’s life and works, finding out that St.

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Why would a modern person living in the world read such a book? Sue rated it it was amazing Dec 16, A reader would benefit from both editions, of course, if such scholarly details as variant readings are needed.

Apr 18, Troy Shelton rated it it was amazing. In such a case, however, I would myself expect a reader concerned with such detail to be working from the originals instead, rather than via translation. I had read some of his homilies a few years ago, in a binder, and in a monastery.

Anandh marked it as to-read Apr 18, I will edit and elaborate on this more later. Spiritual Psalter of St. How much I love him!!!!

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