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The Praktikos & Chapters On Prayer


Evagrius Ponticus; Translated, with an Introduction, by John Eudes Bamberger OCSO

The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius molded Christian asceticism through his own works and through his influence on John Ca ...

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The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

The Apophthegmata Patrum: The Alphabetic Collection
Translated, with an Introduction by Benedicta Ward SLG; Foreword by Metropolitan Anthony [Bloom] of Sourzah

`Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin ...

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Discourses and Sayings


Dorotheos Of Gaza; Translated by Eric Wheeler OSB; Introduction by Chrysogonus Waddell OCSO

A shrewd observer, a master psychologist, an accomplished raconteur, Dorotheos is also a learned man with a prodigious capacity for assimiliating in an organized harmony the wisdom of his precedessors ...

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Pachomian Koinonia 1

The Life Of Saint Pachomius
Translated and annotated by Armand Veilleux OCSO; Foreword by Adalbert de Vogüé OSB

A translation of all existing documents from the cenobitic monasteries of Pachomius (292-346).

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Pachomian Koinonia 2

Pachomian Chronicles And Rules
Translated and annotated by Armand Veilleux OCSO, Foreword by Adalbert de Vogüé OSB

Descriptions of Pachomian monastic communities from a variety of ancient sources, including the Lausiac History and A History of the Monks in Egypt, and full translations of the Rule of Saint Pachomiu ...

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The Lives Of The Desert Fathers


Translated by Norman Russell, Introduction by Benedicta Ward SLG

Eyewitness accounts of the lives and teachings of the fourth-century Desert Fathers from the Historia monachorum in Aegypto.

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Penthos

The Doctrine of Compunction in the Christian East
Irénée Hausherr SJ; Translated by Anselm Hufstader OSB

If joy in the resurrection is the distinguishing mark of christian faith, why have christian saints throughout the ages prayed for 'the gift of tears'? What place has penthos, heartfelt compunction, i ...

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The Theological and Practical Treatises and the Three Theological Discourses


Symeon The New Theologian; Translated, with an Introduction, by Paul John McGuckin

Transforming evagrian hesychia, with its insistence on absolute solitude, Symeon lived as the spiritual father of a bustling monastery in the very heart of Constantinople. Yet his works became, two ce ...

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The Life of Shenoute


Besa; Translated, with an Introduction, by David N. Bell

Shenoute of Atripe, ranked second only to Pachomius for his contribution to the development of egyptian monasticism, is all but unknown outside the coptic tradition. This first english translation of ...

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A History of the Monks of Syria


Theodoret of Cyrrhus; Translated by R.M. Price

An apologist, an exegete, and a champion of antiochene christology, Bishop Theodoret presents an austere ideal of holiness which Syrian Christians found irresistible.

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The Spirituality of the Christian East

A Systematic Handbook
Tomás Spidlík; Translated by Anthony P. Gythiel

Professor-emeritus of the Pontifical Oriental Institute at Rome, Tomas Spidlík dedicated his scholarly life to studying and teaching the theology and spirituality of the Christian East in the hope of ...

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The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life


Translated, with an introduction, by Sebastian Brock

From the semitic-aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the hellenized theological vision of later centuries, the syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediac ...

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Harlots Of The Desert

A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources
Benedicta Ward SLG

Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude: these stories of penitent women from the fourth- century egyptian desert fascinated Christians in antiquity and throughout the Middle ...

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The Life of Isaac of Alexandria & The Martyrdom of Saint Macrobius


Mena Of Nikiou; Translated and annotated by David N. Bell

Separated by schism from greek and latin Christians and surviving under arab-islamic suzerainty, the Church of Egypt produced insightful saints and heroic martyrs in a chapter in church history now op ...

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Pachomian Koinonia 3

Instructions, Letters, and Other Writings
Translated and annotated by Armand Veilleux OCSO, Foreword by Adalbert de Vogüé OSB

A translation of all existing documents from the cenobitic monasteries of Pachomius (292-346).

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