Orthodox Prayer Life: The Interior Way

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003 - 292 páginas
This volume evolved experientially: the fruit of fifty-five years of solitude by a contemporary Coptic Orthodox desert monk besieged by prayer. Fr Matta's prayer life initially was formed under the direction of the sayings of the Russian Fathers, and later expanded under the direction of other Fathers, both Eastern and Western. He imparts to his readers "a whole course" on prayer.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - davidpwithun - LibraryThing

Great book! Monk Matthew quotes profusely from the Fathers on every topic within his discussion of Orthodox spirituality. In his own explanations he is able to make very complex topics simple and easy ... Leer comentario completo

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I loved it. It is a strong guide to the life of prayer, supported by the sayings of the fathers and enjoyably easy to grasp and apply. The writer seems to have high spirituality and practically experiencing a high level of prayer life. I wish if every one read it for his prayer life benefit. I wanted to learn about the contemplation type prayer and I found more than that in this book.  

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Introduction to the Second Edition
13
A Definition of Prayer and Its Efficacy
21
The Efficacy of Prayer
33
Degrees of Prayer
39
Beyond Prayer
71
Aspects of the Interior Activity of Prayer
117
Purification of the Heart
133
Contrition of the Spirit
145
Holy Silence
197
Pray at All Times
205
Tears
215
Fasting
229
Spiritual Aridity
235
Spiritual Languor
241
Loss of Purpose
257
Fruits of Prayer Life
275

Faith and Perseverance
159
Struggle and Constraint
175
Bridling the Mind
189
Prayer Access into the Fathers Presence
289
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