Nil Sorsky, the Complete Writings

Author: Saint Nil (Sorskiĭ)

Publisher: Paulist Press


Category: Religion

Page: 180

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An important addition to the Classics of Western Spirituality(TM) series is this volume of the writings of Nil Sorsky (+1508), an influential spiritual writer whose major contribution to Eastern Christianity was his bringing to ancient Russia the spirituality of the early Fathers and Mothers of the Desert. This is called the hesychasm spirituality of the heart, which finds the perfection of the human person in union with God through continuous prayer. This first-time translation from Russian into English of Nil's complete writings includes: The Tradition, The Rule, his letters (only four of which have actually been attributed to him) and his last will and testament. The Tradition is his earliest attempt to give his disciples a written but very simplified rule of skete monasticism, which he practiced on Mt. Athos. The Rule is an extended ascetical treatise on what Nil calls mental activity or, in today's terms, perpetual or continuous prayer. An informative introduction examines the significance of Nil's spirituality and places it within the historical setting of 15th century Russia. +

The Gift of Tears

Author: Corey Russell




Page: 108

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The Holy Spirit is bringing the Church to a new place of prayer that we haven't seen in this generation. This kind of praying is prayer on the other side of words and is wrought in a people who have been delivered from their own strength, wisdom, and resource. this kind of praying is ugly, desperate, and vulnerable as God delivers us from our programs, personalities, and strategies, and gifts us the greatest gift He could give: The Gift of Tears. The Gift of Tears is God's work in a people who have come to the end of the themselves and find a new prayer born deep within them: tears.

The Blessing of Tears

Author: Julie Sheldon

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd


Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 908

Alpha course speaker Julie Sheldon reflects on a gift that we seldom welcome: the gift of tears. We often try to fight them back, yet they can bring cleansing, healing and release. Julie tells many inspirational real life stories and relates them to biblical examples and teaching.

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

Author: Saint John (Climacus)

Publisher: Paulist Press


Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 977

John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek Church.

Finding the Way Through Water

Author: Roland K Price

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Science

Page: 299

View: 673

Finding the Way through Water explores how water contributes to our understanding of the created world and our Christian beliefs. As an Emeritus Professor and an ordained priest in the Church of England, author Roland Price explores how water features in the Bible. Important at creation, water brings about global catastrophe, enables escape from slavery, ensures survival in the wilderness, prepares people for worship, and sustains warriors and exiles. In the gospels, Jesus turns water into wine, stills the storm, has his feet washed with a womans tears, and washes his own disciples feet. For the Christians who were the first followers of the Way water was important in baptism and in prophecy. You will be surprised by the extent to which water pervades Gods story in the Bible, and how an understanding of the management of water today can make that story accessible to all. Take a look at familiar stories in the Old and New Testaments from the unfamiliar perspective of water. Learn something about the relationship between the world of the Bible and our modern world. Prepare to be challenged, whether you are a water sector professional, or a Christian wanting to understand more about water in Gods world today. The forty brief chapters make this an ideal book to read and discuss during the forty days of Lent

Thinking About Tears

Author: Marco Menin

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 336

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A crucial period for the birth of the modern subject, France's 'long eighteenth century' (approximately 1650-1820) was an era marked by the formulation of a new aesthetic and ethical code revolving around the intensification of emotions and the hyperbolic use of weeping. Precisely because tears are not a simple biological fact but rather hang suspended between natural immediacy, on one side, and cultural artifice, on the other, the analysis of crying came to represent an exemplary testing ground for investigations into the enigmatic relations binding the realm of physiology to that of psychology. Thinking About Tears explores how the link between tears and sensibility in France's long eighteenth century helps shed light on the process through which the European emotional lexicon has been built: from viewing tears as governed by the sphere of 'passions' and 'feelings', thinkers began to view crying as first a matter of sensibility and then of sensiblerie (a pathological excess of sensibility), thereby presupposing an intimate connection with the category of 'sentiments'. For this reason, this volume examines not only or even primarily the actual emotion of crying, but also the attempt to think about and explain this feeling. Drawing on a wide range of early modern philosophical, medical, religious, and literary texts-including moral treatises on the passions, medical textbooks, letters, life-writings, novels, and stage-plays-Thinking About Tears reveals another side to a period that has too often been saddled with the cursory label of 'the age of reason'.

Everybody Calls Me Father

Author: Deacon John Farrell

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 845

Everybody Calls Me Father is a collection of stories, reflections, and musings with a down-to-earth touch. From amusing anecdotes about Catholic geography to touching explanations of the gift of tears, from stirring thoughts on eternal values to remembering the last gift to a dying man, Everybody Calls Me Father will brighten your outlook and bring a smile to your days.
Social Science

Ritual in Its Own Right

Author: Don Handelman

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 817

"First published in 2004 by Berghahn Books; Social analysis, volume 48, issue 2, summer 2004"--T.p. verso.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Russian hesychasm

Author: George A. Maloney

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

View: 984


Revelation, Mystical Phenomena and Divine Promises

Author: Deacon Albert Graham

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 756

View: 400

The reader will be appraised of how God has been speaking to His people through public and private revelation for over 2000 years. A special chapter in this work deals with some saints and holy people who have had private revelations about or visits from souls in purgatory, hell or heaven. Another chapter and several of the appendixes are devoted to Marian Apparitions to include those that are approved, not approved and those appending a decision by the Church. By far one of the greatest strengths of this undertaking is the identification of some 43 categories of concomitant extraordinary phenomena and some of the saints and holy people who have experienced them. Color paintings by artists are depicted of some saints experiencing such mystical phenomena. Another unique feature of the book is a listing of some 600 individuals from the 13th to the 21st centuries who bore the stigmata. By knowing that God is present and alive to His people this book may help bring others to a deeper faith in God.