Little Russian Philokalia – Vol. 1: Saint Seraphim. 1 – GOD. God is Fire that warms and kindles, the heart and inward parts. And so, if we feel in our hearts. Little Russian Philokalia: St. Seraphim of Sarov [Seraphim Rose] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Philokalia means, love of the good–love. Little Russian Philokalia [Saint Herman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Volume III is devoted to St Herman of Alaska, who brought the.

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We want our saints at a safe distance, their words coming down to us through the filter of the centuries. A true wellspring of wisdom. There is the famous scene where he is surrounded by light with one of his acolytes and keeps urging him to “acquire the Holy Spirit. The teachings of these spiritual Fathers rest pphilokalia the eternal truths and guiding principles of suffering Christianity, and their counsels are of particular value since–from that fount of eternal wisdom–they offer direction suited to the peculiarities of today’s “modern age.

Little Russian Philokalia

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A brief life of St Seraphim of Sarov.

Elder Nazarius burned with an unquenchable love of truth. Those who disagree with him bear the burden of proof. Seraphim, seemed progressively stranger as I read through it.


Maria rated it really liked it Dec 24, Apr 28, David rated it did not like it. Similar to The Practice of the Presence of GodThe Imitation of Christor other classic works of Christian instruction, these are the sorts of words it seems necessary to always have on tap as a Christian reader. I love the teachings of St. The writings [of the more renowned] have been published in volumes of complete works, and also in biographies or collections of letters to spiritual children.

They have also been widely read in Russia. Notify me of new comments via email. The Little Russian Philokalia series can serve as an intermediary between the earlier Fathers of the Greek Philokalia and the spiritual strugglers of our own times. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The paradox is that sanctity, the idea that holiness can truly intrude into the world in very real and tangible circumstances, remains for me one of the most viable arguments for the pursuit of the Christian life.

Mar 02, Stephen Case rated it liked it. Compelling in the glimpse it provides into the sudden and tragic destruction of the religious heritage of Orthodox Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution and its slow and fitful rebirth in the closing decades of the twentieth century.

Elder Zosima of Siberia: Theron Mathis rated it it was amazing Feb 08, His soul became so penetrated by the thought of divine things that the only subject of his conversations was what might profit the soul. Pilgrims flock to the procession. Seraphim rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Philokalia means, “love of the good–love of the beautiful.


On the contrary, it is a withdrawal from the spirit of a fallen Philokalia means, “love of the good–love of the beautiful.

Little Russian Philokalia by Seraphim Rose

Mostly well-written with some excerpts of Sarov’s writings at the end. Seraphim and this book presented the. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Since the counsels of the Russian Fathers in the Little Russian Philokalia series come from recent centuries, they are of particular value in offering direction suited to the spiritual conditions of the modern age.

Christian spirituality is not a retreat or escape from life. He lived as a monk and ascetic in the Sarov Monastery in eastern Russia a city known today as being the center of the Russian nuclear industry. Want to Read saving…. To liittle other readers questions about Little Russian Philokaliaplease sign up.

Books by Seraphim Rose. Be the first to ask a question about Little Russian Philokalia. And the first portion of this book illustrates to me the appeal: Herman Press, 4.