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The Philokalia : History

The Philokalia One of the earliest works on the basic practice of Christianity is the Philokalia (Ist-4th centuries A. D.), a collection of writings by monks and abbots who applied Jesus' teachings to their own lives. One notable practice of these early monks was the ceaseless Jesus Prayer-the continuous and uninterrupted calling of the name of Jesus with lips, mind, and soul. Both the Philokalia and the Jesus Prayer were made famous in the West by an un the joy, happiness, and protection that comes from ceaseless prayer.



Source : Jonathan Star, The Inner Treasure

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Christianity / Orthodoxy, Abbot Vasilios of Iveron Monastery, Archimandrite Sophrony, Athenagoras, Diadochos of Photiki, Hesychius of Jerusalem, Nicephorus the Solitary, Nicolas Berdiaev, Saint Evagrios the Solitary, Saint Gregory Palamas, Saint Hesychios the Priest, Saint Isaac the Syrian, Saint Mark the Ascetic, Saint Seraphim de Sarov, Saint Silouane l'Athonite, Saint Symeon the New Theologian, The Philokalia, Unknown, etc.




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